Fred S. Roberts is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University and Director of the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), a DHS Center of Excellence (COE). For 16 years he directed DIMACS, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, which was founded as one of the original NSF Science and Technology Centers. Roberts holds the title Emeritus Director of DIMACS. Roberts is author of four books, editor of 25 other books, and author of 200 scientific articles. His recent edited books include the first book on maritime cyber security in 2017, a 2019 book on “Mathematics of Planet Earth,” and a 2021 book on “Resilience in the Digital Age.”
His work has been translated into Russian and Chinese. Roberts’ contributions include best practices for stadium security widely used by the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball; a ground-breaking simulation of the world’s busiest bus terminal in NYC; automated tools to help TSA adjudicate applications from aviation workers with a criminal record. He leads the COE-wide Initiative on supply chains during COVID, including distribution of vaccines, PPE, and food. Roberts has received the Commemorative Medal of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists and the Distinguished Service Award of the Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, received the NSF Science and Technology Centers Pioneer Award. In 2013 he was awarded the title Docteur Honoris Causa by the University of Paris-Dauphine.