Abstract for: Modeling for Real-World Decision Support, a History and Retrospective

Critical infrastructure at regional and national scales has long been a concern for decision makers when considering preparedness and response to a variety of events. Developing the appropriate model for the desired questions in advance of an event represents a unique challenge. The models need to be designed to account for the dependencies, scale, data availability, and questions of concern. Sandia National Laboratories has developed a suite of infrastructure models for use in analyzing these complex systems to support decision makers. This talk will cover the history of some of those models, lessons learned, and some of the application space.