Ed Kaplan: Sensors Unlikely to Reduce Suicide Bomber Casualties

Ed Kaplan’s study on the effectiveness of using sensors to detect suicide bombers was featured in OR/MS Today. The study, “Operational Effectiveness of Suicide-Bomber-Detector Schemes,” with Moshe Kress (Naval Postgraduate School), was published in PNAS. “As Kaplan and Kress note in their paper, existing explosives-detection technologies allow, in principle, for the detection of pedestrian suicide bombers, although such sensors are not yet sufficiently affordable and reliable to justify widespread deployment.”