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Category: Data-Driven Science


Engineers use game theory to quantify threats of cyberattacks on power grid

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Iowa State’s Manimaran Govindarasu and Sourabh Bhattacharya are turning to game theory to help quantify threats of cyberattacks on the power grid. They’re also developing cybersecurity tools that could help protect the grid and could be adapted to other cyber-physical infrastructure such as oil, natural gas and transportation systems. Their research is supported by a…

Empty big box store

Iowa State researchers say closing of department, big box stores ushers in new opportunities for retail

By Angie Hunt, Iowa State University News Service

The demise of several big box and department stores was inevitable given the changing retail landscape, but a team of Iowa State University researchers says not all retailers are destined for a similar fate. Overexpansion and competition from online retailers forced the closure of many stores, but researchers say there is opportunity for retailers willing…


CSAFE receives prestigious award from the American Statistical Association

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

If the world of statistics had Academy Awards, then the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE), based at Iowa State University, would have just earned an Oscar. CSAFE received the prestigious Statistical Partnerships Among Academe, Industry and Government (SPAIG) Award on July 30 at a special presentation in Vancouver, British Columbia. The…