Barry C. Ezell

Senior Principal Analyst & Business Area Manager

Dr. Ezell has 25 years of experience on leading studies, modeling complex issues, simulating solutions, and offering senior leaders highly specialized expertise in strategy development, multi-objective portfolio decision analysis, risk management, and data analytics. Expertly developed business opportunities and leads projects for multiple governmental agencies, to include DHS National Bio-surveillance Integration Center, DHS National Program and Protection Directorate, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Sandia National Labs, National Nuclear Security Administration, and portfolio resource allocation for the Virginia Homeland Security, Emergency Management, and Mitigation Grant Programs.  Certified subject matter risk expert for the Risk Assistance Network + Exchange, RANE Corporation and certified Open FAIR™ Foundation.


Ph.D., Engineering Management, Old Dominion University, 2005
M.S., Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, 1998
B.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of Mississippi, 1988

Selected Publications and Presentations

Lathrop, J. and Ezell, B. (2017) A systems approach to risk analysis validation for risk management, Systems Science

Collins, A., Hester, P., Ezell, B., and Horst, J. An improvement selection methodology for key performance indicators, Environmental Systems and Decisions, DOI 10.1007/s10669-016-9591-8.

Lathrop, J. and Ezell, B. (2015) Validation in the Absence of Observed Events, Risk Analysis, DOI: 10.1111/risa.12442

Collins, A. J., Flanagan, D., and Ezell, B. Analysis of the Cost of Emergency Managers’ Meeting Load: A Hampton Road Case-study, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 6 December 2014.

Ezell, B., Robinson, R., Foytik, P, Jordan, C., Flanagan, D. (2013) Cyber risk to transportation, industrial control systems, and traffic signal controllers, Environmental Systems and Decisions, DOI: 10.1007/s10669-013-9481-2. pp. 508-515

Robinson, R., Ezell, B., Foytik, P, Jordan, C., Weiss, J. (2013) Cyber Risk to Transportation Industrial Control Systems, Cyber Security and Information Systems Information Analysis, Vol. 1 No. 4.

Dennis Buede, Suzanne Mahoney, Barry Ezell, and John Lathrop (2012) Using Plural Models for Predicting Decisions Made by Adaptive Adversaries, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol. 108, December 2012, 77-89.

Barry Ezell, Joshua Behr, and Andrew Collins (2012) Identifying Factors that Influence Terrorist Decisions and Target Selection, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Vol. 9: Iss. 1, Article 1.

Barry C. Ezell, Detlof von Winterfeldt, Steven Bennett, John Sokolowski, and Andrew J. Collins, Probabilistic Risk Analysis and Terrorism Risk, Risk Analysis, Vol. 30. No.1 2010.

Barry Charles Ezell, Detlof von Winterfeldt. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. March 2009, 7(1): 108-110.

Barry C. Ezell, “Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment Model (I-VAM)”, Risk Analysis, Vol. 27, No. 3., 2007.

Barry C. Ezell and Kenneth Crowther, “Philosophical Issues and Their Implications for the Systems Architect”, Foundations of Science, Jun, 2007.

Barry C. Ezell, Yacov Y. Haimes, and James H. Lambert, “Risks of Cyber Attack to Water Utility Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems”, Military Operations Research Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2001.

Barry C. Ezell, John V. Farr, and Ian Wiese, “The Infrastructure Risk Analysis Model”, The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE):  Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2000.

Barry C. Ezell, John V. Farr, and Ian Wiese, “An Infrastructure Risk Analysis of a Municipal Water Distribution System”, The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE):  Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2000.

Invited Speaker: Society of Risk Analysis Conference:  Quantifying Vulnerability to Critical Infrastructure and Net-centric Risk Analysis,4-6 December 2006; Homeland Security Symposium, University of Southern California, 15-16 January 2005; Keynote Address Inaugural National SCADA Conference of New Zealand, 28-29 October 2003; SCADA Conference, Sydney, Australia, 18 June 2003; and European SCADA Conference, London, England, 14-16 February 2003.

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