Affiliated Faculty

Fred Roberts, Ph.D.

Director, DIMACS and CCICADA, Professor, Department of Mathematics
Rutgers University

CoRE Building, Rutgers University
96 Freelinghuysen Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8018

Fred Roberts, Ph.D., is a mathematics professor at Rutgers and the director emeritus of the Rutgers’ Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)-an NSF consortium of Rutgers and Princeton, AT&T Labs, Bell Labs (Lucent Technologies), Cancer Institute of NJ, NEC Laboratories America, Telcordia Technologies, and other affiliate members. Roberts also serves as the director of two Department of Homeland Security (DHS) university consortiums: the DHS Center of Excellence: Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA) and and the Homeland Security Center for Dynamic Data Analysis (DyDan). He is also a professor of mathematics at Rutgers.

His primary research interests include mathematical models applied to homeland security, social, behavioral, biological, and environmental sciences, and transportation and communications issues; graph theory and combinatorics; measurement theory; operations research; utility; and utility and social choice. Roberts has authored books on these subjects and has been published in over 160 professional journals, recently appearing in Discrete Applied Mathematics, IEEE Press, Annals of Operations Research, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Journal on Discrete Mathematics.

In 1961, Roberts won the first of two Daniel Webster National Scholar awards. In 2006, he received the Burroughs Welcome Fund Grant. Other awards include Outstanding Mathematician Lecturer from the University of New Haven, NSF Science and Technology Centers Pioneer Award, the University Research Initiative Award from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Commemorative Medal of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists. He has been a research fellow of Rutgers’ Center for Operations Research since 1982.

Roberts received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Stanford University.