The Global Initiative Network

GIN Member

Brandon Behlendorf

Assistant Professor and Deputy Director

Brandon Behlendorf, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany (SUNY), and Deputy Director of the Center for Advanced Red Teaming. Dr. Behlendorf’s research utilizes interdisciplinary approaches to address policy-relevant problems within homeland and national security, drawing on theories and methods from social and computational sciences. Funded by the Departments of Defense, State, Justice, and Homeland Security, as well as National Science Foundation, his research has focused on a broad range of applications, including: validating adversary behavioral models using red-teaming simulations; geospatial modeling of criminal and terrorist activity; network vulnerabilities of illicit trafficking networks; and game theoretic approaches to border security. Previously, he served as Assistant Research Director for Development and a Senior Researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). He received his PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Government Reports
  • Behlendorf, B. and Jacome, M. (2015). “Failure Points in Trafficking Networks: Final Report”. College Park, MD: START.
  • Behlendorf, B., Zietz, D., Zhang, J., Zhuang, J. & Johns, M. (2015). “Countering the Inhumane: Modeling Probable Pathways for Human Smuggling and Trafficking Along the U.S.-Mexico Border”. College Park, MD: START.
  • Behlendorf, B., Godard, A., and Rohan, D. (2014). “Strategic Assessment of Border Engagement and Response (SABER) for Illicit RN Trafficking: Final Report”. College Park, MD: START.

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