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Stochastic Mapping of Food Distribution Networks

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Stochastic Mapping of Food Distribution Networks to Understand Risks/Tracing Contaminant Pathways with Steven Conrad, Ph.D. Steve became the manager of the Resilience and Regulatory effects Department at Sandia National Laboratories in November 2012. Previously he was a principal member of the technical staff in the Infrastructure Modeling and Analysis Department at Sandia National Laboratories where he developed computer simulation tools to analyze the consequences of disruptive events on the nation's critical infrastructures. Steve was also the Sandia NISAC  deputy for analysis. Recently, Steve was the project lead to develop a risk assessment approach for protecting food supply chains against deliberate contamination by a malevolent adversary. He has developed a national-scale model of interdependent agricultural commodities (beef, dairy, and corn) to examine the impacts for several major agricultural disruption scenarios. Steve has worked at Sandia for 22 years.. Steve received his Ph.D. from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He has a Q-clearance.
Link of study: http://1.usa.gov/S3ya1g
Agenda:
1. Introduction
2. What is the mission of Sandia National Laboratories?
3. The National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center.
3. What is stochastic food mapping?
3. How are food distribution networks mapped?
4. How can we understand the risks of contaminant pathways?
5. Can stochastic food mapping help with outbreak tracebacks?
6. Topology of food supply networks.
7. Probability maps of the seed-to-consumer pathways.
8. Model assists in the design robust food defense strategies.
Contact:
Stephen H. Conrad, Ph.D.
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 87185
505-844-5267
shconra@sandia.gov

Tags:
food safety
food production
food testing
food contamination
food security
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