David's research interests focus on national security applications of decision and risk analysis. They include such things as early warning indicators of crises, Bayesian updating in the intelligence cycle, targeting in counter-terrorism, and signatures of WMD proliferation. He is also interested in modeling decisions made by adversarial state and non-state actors as games with imperfect information.
David M. Blum, Brian A. Gordon, Milan M. Lillis (2006). A Combined MODA - Graph Theoretic Approach to Support Effects Based Operations Planning Against Soft Networks. 74th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. June 13-15, 2006.
David M. Blum (2005). A Game Theoretic Analysis of Electronic Warfare
Tactics with Applications to the World War II Era. 73rd Military Operations Research Society Symposium, US Military Academy, West Point, New York. June 21-23, 2005.