Elizabeth Bodine-Baron

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Engineer; Associate Director, Force Modernization and Employment Program, Project Air Force; Co-Director, RAND Center for Applied Network Analysis and System Science
Washington Office

Education

Ph.D., M.S. in electrical engineering, California Institute of Technology; B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Texas at Austin; B.A. in liberal arts, University of Texas at Austin

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Overview

Elizabeth Bodine-Baron is an engineer specializing in complex networks and systems at the RAND Corporation. She is the associate director of the Force Modernization and Employment Program in Project Air Force and co-directs the RAND Center for Applied Network Analysis and System Science. Her research interests include network analysis and modeling for both domestic and national security issues. Her recent work for the United States Air Force includes analysis of cybersecurity, logistics, targeting and intelligence policy. She has used network analysis of social media data to study CVE messaging, Russian propaganda, ISIS support and opposition networks, CENTCOM information operations, and US Army recruiting efforts. Bodine-Baron received a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.A. in liberal arts (Plan II Honors) from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology in 2012.

Recent Projects

  • Russian Social Media Influence
  • Examining ISIS Supporters and Opponents on Twitter
  • Robust and Resilient Logistics Operations in a Degraded Information Environment
  • Cyber Mission Assurance in Weapon System Acquisition
  • Enabling an Efficient and Effective Global SOF Network

Honors & Awards

  • Council on Foreign Relations Term Member, CFR
  • Silver Medal/Innovation Award, RAND

Commentary

  • A 3D printed logo of Twitter and an Islamic State flag

    Fighting the Islamic State on Social Media

    Countering ISIL in the real world also requires countering its messaging online. It is critical that the U.S. and its international partners work with influential communities in the region that can more effectively and credibly counter the ISIL narrative.

    Oct 11, 2016 Pacific Council on International Policy

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