Brandon Behlendorf, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity. Dr. Behlendorf's research utilizes interdisciplinary approaches to address policy-relevant problems within homeland and national security, drawing on theories and methods from social and computational sciences. Funded by the Departments of State, Justice, and Homeland Security, as well as National Science Foundation, his research has focused on a broad range of applications, including: police-citizen perceptions in developing countries; geospatial modeling of criminal and terrorist activity; network vulnerabilities of illicit trafficking networks; game theoretic approaches to border security. Dr. Behlendorf is also committed to bridging the academic and policy communities through collaborative efforts with faculty and practitioners, and his teaching ethos is to equip students with the methods, capabilities, and context for deep and relevant engagement in social science research applied to the security sector.
Position: Assistant Professor
Institution / Affiliation : University at Albany (State University of New York)
Geographical Region: Africa, Asia, North America
Methodology: Mixed Method, Statistics, Survey Methodology
Policy: Conflict and Violence, Corruption, Governance