Publications

Metron employees represent the best and brightest in their fields of expertise. This includes recognized innovators such as Kristine L. Bell, Thomas L. Corwin, Roy L. Streit and world renowned scientists, such as Lawrence D. Stone. Many of our employees are published in scientific journals and several have authored books or book chapters.

Bayesian Multiple Target Tracking, Second Edition
Bayesian Bounds for Parameter Estimation and Nonlinear Filtering/Tracking
Poisson Point Processes - Imaging, Tacking, and Sensing
Theory of Optimal Search
Search Theory & Applications

Additional Publications

Stone, L. D. & Gurley, J.V. Bayesian Search for Missing Aircraft, Ships, and People, 2016.

Stone, L. D. & Keller, C. M. & Kratze, T. M. & Strumpfer, J. P. Search for the Wreckage of Air France Flight AF 447, Statistical Science,Vol. 29, No. 1, 69-80, 2014.

Stone, L. D. Response to Discussion by A. H. Welsh on the AF 447 Paper , Statistical Science,Vol. 29, No.1, 104-105, 2014.

Streit, R. L. & Stone, L. D. Bayes Derivation of Multitarget Intensity Filters, Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Information Fusion, 2014.

Stone, L. D. Standard Bayesian Approach to Quantized Measurements and Imprecise Likelihoods, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Fusion, Istanbul Turkey, 2013.

Stone, L. D. & Keller, C. M. & Kratze, T. M. & Strumpfer, J. P. Search for the Wreckage of Air France Flight AF 447, Statistical Science, 2013.

Van Trees, H.L., Bell, K.L., & Tian, Z. Detection, Estimation, and Modulation Theory, Part I (2nd Edition), Wiley, 2013.

Stone, L.D., Streit, R.L., Corwin, T. L., & Bell, K.L. Bayesian Multiple Target Tracking (2nd Edition), Artech House, 2013.

Ferry, J.P., & Bumgarner, J.O. Community Detection and Tracking on Networks from a Data Fusion Perspective, arXiv:1201.1512 [cs.SI], 2012.

Stone, L. D. In Search of AF 447, ORMS Today Vol. 38, No. 4, 2011.

Stone, L. D. & Keller, C. M. & Kratze, T. M. & Strumpfer, J. P. Search Analysis for the Underwater Wreckage of Air France Flight 447, Proceeding of the 14th Int’l Conference on Information Fusion, Chicago, USA 5, 2011.

Ferry, J. P., Bumgarner, J.O., & Ahearn, S.T Probablistic Community Detection in Networks, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Fusion, Chicago, 2011.

Ferry, J.P. Applying Classical Detection and Tracking Theory to Networks, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP2011), Nice, France, 2011.

Stone, L. D. & Kratze, T. M. & Frost, J. R. Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System, Proceeding of the 13th Int’l Conference on Information Fusion, Edinburgh UK 26, 2010.

Streit, R.L. Poisson Point Processes: Imaging, Tracking, and Sensing, Springer, 2010.

Ellis, R. B. & Ferry, J. P. Variance of the subgraph count for sparse Erdős–Rényi graph, Discrete Applied Mathematics, 158 (6), pp. 649-658, 2010.

Ferry, J.P. & Bumgarner, J.O Tracking Group Co-membership on Networks, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Information Fusion Edinburgh, Scotland, 2010.

Ferry, J.P. Exact Association Probability for Data with Bias and Features, Journal of Advances in Information Fusion, 2010.

Stone, L. D. & Tran, T. M. & Williams, M. L. Improvement in Track-to-Track Association from Using an Adaptive Threshold, Proceeding of the 12th Int’l Conference on Information Fusion, Seattle, WA USA, 2009.

Ferry, J., Lo, D., Ahearn, S., & Phillips, A. Network Detection Theory, Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism (Eds. N. Memon, J. Farley, D. Hicks, and T. Rosenorn) Springer, pp. 161-181, 2009.

Ferry, J.P. Group Tracking on Dynamic Networks, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information Fusion, Seattle, 2009.

Ferry, J.P. Exact Bias Removal for the Track-to-Track Association Problem, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information Fusion Seattle, 2009.

Van Trees, H. L. & Bell, K. L. Bayesian Bounds for Parameter Estimation and Nonlinear Filtering/Tracking, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2007.

Stone, L.D. Theory of Optimal Search (2nd Edition), Topics in Operations Research Series, INFORMS Military Applications Society (MAS), 2007.

Haselbacher, A., Najjar, F.M., & Ferry, J.P. An Efficient and Robust Particlelocalization Algorithm for Unstructured Grids, Journal of Computational Physics, 225 (2), pp. 2198-2213, 2007.

Stone, L. D. & Osborn, B. R. & Miyamoto, R. T. & Eggen, C. & Stewart, M. & Ganse, A. A.& La Cour, B. R. & Fox, D. N. Incorporating Performance Prediction Uncertainty into Detection and Tracking, Journal of Underwater Acoustics, 2006, (Unclassified), 2006.

Najjar, F.M., Ferry, J.P., Haselbacher, A., & Balachandar, S. Simulations of Solid-Propellant Rockets: Effects of Aluminum Droplet Size Distribution, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 43 (6), pp. 1258-127, 2006.

Ferry, J.P. & Lo, D. Fusing Transactional Data to Direct Threat Patterns, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information Fusion, Florence, 2006.

Ferry, J.P. XMAP: Track-to-Track Association with Metric, Feature, and Target-Type Data, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information Fusion, Florence, 2006.

Cantero, M., Balachandar, S., Garcia, M., & Ferry, J. Direct Numerical Simulations of Planar and Cylindrical Density Currents, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics,73 (3), pp.923-930, 2006.

Phillips, A. On 2-Modular Representations of the Symmetic Groups, Journal of Algebra 290, 282-294, 2005.

Ferry, J.P., & Balachandar, S. Equilibrium Eulerian Approach for Predicting the Thermal Field of a Dispersion of Small Particles, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2005.

Stone, L. D. & Osborn, B. R. Effect of Environmental Prediction Uncertainty on Target Detection and Tracking, Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers Defense & Security Symposium, 2004.

Phillips, A. Restricting Modular Spin Representations of Symmetric and Alternating Groups to Young-type Subgroups, Proc. London Math. Soc. (3) 89 (2004), no.3, 623-654, 2004.

Ferry, J.P., & Balachandar, S. The Equilibrium Eulerian Method and its Extensions, ICMF-269, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, Yokohama, Japan, 2004.

Cantero, M., Ferry, J.P., Balachandar, S., & Garcia, M. Direct Numerical Simulations of Axisymmetric Density Currents, Proceedings of the ENIEF, XIV Congress on Numerical Methods and their Applications, Bariloche, Argentina, 2004.

Cantero, M., Balachandar, S., Garcia, M., & Ferry, J.P. Effect of Particle Inertia in Particulate Density Currents, IUTAM Symposium on Computational Approaches to Disperse Multiphase Flow, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, 2004.

Stone, L. D. & Richardson, H. R. & Monach, W. R. & Discenza, J. H. Early Maritime Applications of Particle Filtering, Proceedings of the SPIE, Aug. 2003, 2003.

Najjar, F.M., Haselbacher, A., Ferry, J.P., Wasistho, B., Balachandar, S., & Moser, R.D. Large-Scale Multiphase Large-Eddy Simulation of Flows in Solid-Rocket Motors, AIAA Paper 2003-3700, 16th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2003.

Ferry, J.P., Rani, L., & Balachandar, S. A Locally Implicit Improvement of the Equilibrium Eulerian Method, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 29 (6), pp. 869-891, 2003.

Stone, L. D. Likelihood Ratio Detection and Tracking Tutorial, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Fusion, 2002.

Stone, L. D. & Williams, M. L. & Tran, T. M. Track-to-Track Association and Bias Removal, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2002.

Najjar, F., Ferry, J.P., Wasistho,B., & Balachandar, S. Full-Physics Large-Scale Multiphase Large Eddy Simulations of Flow inside Solid Rocket Motors, AIAA 2002-4343, 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Indianapolis, IN, 2002.

Ferry, J.P., & Balachandar, S. Equilibrium Expansion for the Eulerian Velocity of Small Particles, Powder Technology, 125 (2-3), pp.131-139, 2002.

Stone, L. D. Review of SearchTheory – Advances and Applications to Search and Rescue Decision Support, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center Report No. CG-D-15-01, 2001.

Najjar, F.M., Alavilli, P.V.S., Balachandar, S., Balakrishnan, R., & Ferry, J.P. Multiphase Flow Simulations of Solid-Propellant Rockets, ICMF-480, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, New Orleans, LA, 2001.

Ferry, J.P., & Balachandar, S. A Fast Eulerian Method for Disperse Two-Phase Flow, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2001.

Ferry, J.P., & Balachandar, S. Two-Way Coupling with the Fast Eulerian Method, ICMF-407, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, New Orleans, LA, 2001.

Stone, L. D. & Anderson, S. L. Bayesian Tracking for Submarine Towed Arrays, Journal of Underwater Acoustics, 2000.

Najjar, F.M., Balachandar, S., Alavilli, P.V.S., & Ferry, J.P. Computations of Two-Phase Flow in Aluminized Solid Propellant Rockets, AIAA 2000-3568, 36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Huntsville, AL, 2000.

Ferry, J.P., & Balachandar, S. Behavior of Particles in a Turbulent Channel Flow, FEDSM2000-11136, Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Conference, Boston, MA, 2000.

Ferry, J.P., & Balachandar, S. A Fast Eulerian Method for Particle-Laden Flows, Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Chicago, IL, 2000.

Balachandar, S., Ferry, J.P., & Bagchi, P. Fundamental Two-Phase Flow Modeling Efforts at CSAR, AIAA 2000-3569, 36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Huntsville, AL, Ferry, J.P., & Balachandar, S. , A Fast Eulerian Method for Particle-Laden Flows, Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Chicago, IL, 2000.

Finn, M. V. & Barlow, C. A. & Stone, L. D. & Anderson, S. D. & Paley, D. A. & Judd, C. H. R. Uncluttered Tactical Picture , Report MET-UC-98-03 to Office of Naval Research under Contract N00014-95-C-0198, 1998.

Ferry, J.P. Thermal Convection: A Numerical Simulation and Model Analysis, Ph.D. Thesis, Brown University, 1998.

Stone, L. D. Search for the SS Central America – Mathematical Treasure Hunting, INTERFACES 22: (pp.32-54), 1992.

Stone, L. D. & Kratze, T. M. Comparison of Linear and Non-Linear Trackers, Report to Naval Research Laboratory, 1991.

Stone, L. D. Bayesian Estimation of Undiscovered Pool Sizes Using the Discovery Record, Mathematical Geology, Vol. 22, No. 3, 1990.

Peterson, M., & Ferry, J.P. Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Needle Crystal Growth, Physical Review A, 39 (5), pp.2740-2741, 1989.

Stefanick, T. A. Strategic Anti-Submarine and Naval Strategy, Lexington Books, 1987.

Stone, L. D. The Process of Search Planning – Current Approaches and Continuing Problems, Operations Research Vol. 31, No. 2, 1983.

Stone, L. D. & Kadane, J. B. Optimal Whereabouts Search for a Moving Target, Operations Research Vol. 29, No. 6, 1981.

Stone, L. D. & Stromquist, W. R. Constrained Optimization of Functionals with Search Theory Applications, Mathematics of Operations Research Vol. 6, No. 4, 1981.

Stone, L. D. Book Reviews – Search and Screening – General Principles with Historical Applications, SIAM Review Vol. 23, No. 4, 1981.

Stone, L. D. & Discenza, J. H. Optimal Survivor Search with Multiple States, Operations Research Vol. 29, No. 2, 1981.

Haley, K.B., & Stone, L.D. (Eds.) Search Theory and Applications, Springer, NATO Conference Series, Volume 8, 1980.

Stone, L. D. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Optimal Search Plans for Moving Targets, Mathematics of Operations Research Vol. 4, No. 4, 1979.

Stone, L. D. & Brown, S. B. & Buemi, R. P. & Hopkins, C. R. Numerical Optimization of Search for a Moving Target, Daniel H. Wagner Associates Report to ONR, 1978.

Stone, L. D. Search Theory – A Mathematical Theory for Finding Lost Objects, Mathematics Magazine Vol. 50, No. 5, 1977.

Stone, L. D. Search for Targets with Generalized Conditionally Deterministic Motion, SIAM J. Appl. Math Vol. 33, No. 3, 1977.

Stone, L. D. Incremental and Total Optimization of Separable Functionals with Constraints, SIAM J. Control and Optimization Vol. 14, No. 5, 1976.

Stone, L. D. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Optimal Solutions to a Survivor Search Problem, Mathematical Programming Study 6, 1976.

Stone, L. D. & Richardson, H. R. Search for Target with Conditionally Deterministic Motion, SIAM J. Appl. Math. Vol. 27, No. 2, 1974.

Stone, L. D. & Wagner, D. H. Optimization of Allocations under a Coverability Condition, SIAM J. Control Vol. 12, No. 3, 1974.

Stone, L. D. & Wagner, D. H. Necessity and Existence Results on Constrained Optimization of Separable Functionals by a Multiplier Rule, SIAM J. Control Vol. 12, No. 3, 1974.

Stone, L. D. Total Optimality of Incrementally Optimal Allocations, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly Vol. 20, No. 3, 1973.

Stone, L. D. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Optimal Control of Semi-Markov Jump Processes, SIAM J. Control Vol. 11, No. 2, 1973.

Stone, L. D. Notes on Search Theory, Naval Analysis Programs Winter Quarter, 1973.

Stone, L. D. & Belkin, B. & Snyder, M. A. Crossing Problems for Non-Constant Thresholds and Certain Non-Markov Processes, Journal of Applied Probability Vol. 9, No. 4, 1972.

Stone, L. D. & Stanshine, J. A. & Persinger, C. A. Optimal Search in the Presence of Poisson-Distributed False Targets, SIAM J. Appl. Math Vol. 23, No. 1, 1972.

Stone, L. D. Incremental Approximation of Optimal Allocations, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly Vol. 19, No. 1, 1972.

Stone, L. D. & Richardson, H. R. Operations Analysis During the Underwater Search for Scorpion, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly Vol. 18, No. 2, 1971.

Stone, L. D. & Stanshine, J. A. Optimal Search Using Uninterrupted Contact Investigation, SIAM J. Appl. Math. Vol. 20, No. 2, 1971.

Stone, L. D. Distribution of Time above a Threshold for Semi-Markov Jump Processes, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Application Vol. 30, No. 3, 1970.

Stone, L. D. & Belkin, B. & Snyder, M. A. Distribution of Time above a Threshold for Markov Processes, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications Vol. 30, No. 2, 1970.

Stone, L. D. On the Distribution of the Supremum Functional for Semi-Markov Processes with Continuous State Spaces, The Annals of Mathematica Statistics Vol. 40, No. 3, 1969.

Stone, L. D. Distribution of the Supremum Functional for Semi-Markov Processes with Continuous State Spaces, The Annals of Mathematica Statistics Vol. 40, No. 3, 1969.

Stone, L. D. On the Distribution of the Maximum of a Semi-Markov Process, The Annals of Mathematical Statistics Vol.39, No. 3, 1968.

Stone, L. D. & Spinner, S. & Knudsen F. P. Temperature Dependence of the Elastic Constants of Thoria Specimens of Varying Porosity, Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards, 1963.

Stone, L. D. & Knudsen, F. P & Spinner, S. Elastic Constant – Porosity Relations for Polycrystalline Thoria, Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards, 1963.