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Cynthia A. Phillips

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Cynthia A. Phillips

Senior Scientist

Research Interests: Combinatorial optimization. Algorithm design and analysis, parallel computation, scheduling, network and infrastructure surety, sensor placement, wireless networks, integer programming, graph algorithms, vehicle routing, computational biology, experimental algorithmics, complex network analysis, cybersecurity

Education and Training

Ph.d. in Computer Science 1990
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dissertation: Theoretical and Experimental Analyses of Parallel Combinatorial Algorithms

Selected Publications

R. Murray, T. Haxton, W.E. Hart, and C.A. Phillips, “Real-world case studies for sensor network design of drinking water contamination systems,” Handbook of Water and Wastewater Systems Protection, editors: R.M. Clark, S. Hakim, and A, Ostfeld, Series: Protecting Critical Infrastructure, Springer, New York, 2011, pp. 319-348.

J. Berry, R. Carr, W. Hart, V. Leung, C. Phillips, J.-P. Watson, “Designing contamination warning systems for municipal water networks using imperfect sensors,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 135, No. 4, pp. 253-263, July/August, 2009.

R. Murray, W.E. Hart, C.A. Phillips, J. Berry, E. Boman, R.D. Carr, L.A. Riesen, J.-P. Watson, T. Baranowski, G. Gray, J. Herrmann, R. Janke, T.N. Taxon, J. Uber, K. Morley, “U.S. Environmental Protection Agency uses Operations Research to Reduce Drinking Water Contamination Risks,” Edelman finalist paper, Interfaces, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 57-68, January-February 2009.

Ostfeld et. al. (one of 34 authors), “The battle of the water sensor networks (BWSN): a design challenge for engineers and algorithms,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 134, No. 6, November/December 2008, pp. 556-568.

J. Berry, W. Hart, C. Phillips, J. Uber, and J.-P. Watson, “Sensor placement in municipal water networks with temporal integer programming models,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 132, No. 4, pp. 218-24, July/August 2006.

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Murray, Regan, William E. Hart, Cynthia A. Phillips, Jonathan Berry, Erik Boman, Lee Ann Riesen, Jean-Paul Watson, Terranna Haxton, George Gray, Jonathan Herrmann, Robert Janke, Thomas Taxon, James Uber, Kevin Morley, “U.S. Environmental Protection Agency uses Operations Research to Reduce Drinking Water Contamination Risks,” Journal Article, JOURNALINFORMS Interfaces, Accepted/Published January 2009.

W. Hart, R. Murray, C. Phillips, “Minimize Impact or Maximize Benefit: the Role of Objective Function in Approximately Optimizing Sensor Placement for Municipal Water Distribution Networks,” World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, 2011.

D. Hart, W. Hart, S. McKenna, R. Murray, C. Phillips, “Integrating event detection system operating characteristics into sensor placement optimization,” 12th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, September, 2010.

J. Berry, E. Boman, C. Phillips, L.A. Riesen, “Low-memory Lagrangian relaxation methods for sensor placement in municipal water networks,” World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, 2008.

W.E. Hart, J.W. Berry, R. Murray, C. Phillips, L.A. Riesen, J.-P. Watson, “The TEVA-SPOT toolkit for drinking water contaminant warning system design,” World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, 2008.

J.W. Berry, R.D. Carr. W.E. Hart, C.A. Phillips, “Scalable water network sensor placement via aggregation,” World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, 2007.

Jon Berry, Erik Lauer, Henry Lin, Cynthia Phillips, “Scheduling manual sampling for contamination detection in municipal water networks,” Symposium on Water Distribution Systems Analysis, 2006.