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dr. B.G.M. Husslage


Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Econometrics and Operations Research


My research focuses on identifying key players in terrorist and covert networks. Both network structure and information about individual players in the network are weighted to construct rankings of the most important players in the network. To obtain such rankings centrality measures from social network analysis are combined with power indices from cooperative game theory.


Principal publications

  • Hamers, H., Husslage, B., Lindelauf, R. & Campen, T. (2018). A New Approximation Method for the Shapley Value Applied to the WTC 9/11 Terrorist Attack. Social Network Analysis and Mining DOI 10.1007/s13278-017-0480-z
  • Husslage, B.G.M., Borm, P.E.M., Burg, T., Hamers, H.J.M., & Lindelauf, R. (2015). Ranking terrorists in networks: A sensitivity analysis of Al Qaeda's 9/11 attack. Social Networks DOI 10.1016/j.socnet.2015.02.003.
  • Lindelauf, R., Hamers, H.J.M., & Husslage, B.G.M. (2013). Cooperative game theoretic centrality analysis of terrorist networks: The cases of Jemaah Islamiyah and Al Qaeda. European Journal of Operational Research DOI 10.1016/j.ejor.2013.02.032.
  • Husslage, B.G.M., Lindelauf, R., & Hamers, H.J.M. (2013). Leaderless covert networks: a quantitative approach. In: Handbook of Computational Approaches to Counterterrorism. Subrahmanian, V.S. (Eds.) Springer.
  • Hamers, H.J.M., Husslage, B.G.M., & Lindelauf, R. (2011). Centraliteitsanalyses van terroristische netwerken. WODC report, 1975. View report (only available in Dutch).

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Last amended: 16 May 2018