UC2/DARPA Workshop

Posted: May 12, 2022


The UC2/DARPA Workshop held at the National Defense University auditorium began by introducing the leadership from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, followed by ISE Professor Theodore T. Allen from The Ohio State University presenting "Optimal Design and Analysis of Resilience Experiments". The main idea is to evaluate the full spectrum to develop optimal response, attack, and recovery. In order to achieve the goal, Prof. Allen identified the factor levels, solved APV formulation, and collected the experimental data.

Theodore Allen

He described a vision that is specific cyber range agnostic and can “force multiply” both cyber ranges and also weapon systems in general. The collected data is analyzed by fitting the model using regression and a full factorial design is generated. The candidate recourse settings second stage model is derived which helps to identify the solutions for contingency problems. Subsequently, the candidate preparedness settings are identified. Based on the studies, it is interpreted that the run time is reduced and identifies the pragmatic use for Stochastic Programming. Also, illustrates how the statistical subjects of optimal experimental design and Taguchi methods permit critical and unavoidably important insights accounting for interactions. The extensions bring the study through recovery, resilience, or anti-fragility and are an innovative extension of Taguchi methods. He also marry experimental design and stochastic programming as the peanut butter and chocolate needing to become the foundation for practical resilience engineering. In future, the main motivation is to develop simple, cheaper, and antifragile applications.