Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Jason Hite is a postdoctoral research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory interested in distributed sensor networks, statistical modeling, and radiation detection for nuclear security and nonproliferation applications. He received his B.S. in Applied Mathematics in 2012 and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering in 2019, both from North Carolina State University. His Ph.D work demonstrated a Bayesian technique for the localization of a radioactive source in an urban environment using a distributed network of radiation detectors. Since joining Oak Ridge, his work has focused on applications of statistical and data science techniques to multi-modal data analysis.
Dr. Ken Dayman is staff scientist in the Nuclear Security Modeling Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, specializing in applied statistics and data analytics for national security applications. He earned a B.S. degree in theoretical math in 2010 and an M.S. in nuclear and radiological engineering in 2012 from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2015, he earned in Ph.D. in nuclear and radiological engineering from the University of Texas for his research in measurements of short-lived fission product yields. Ken has experience in radiation detection, nuclide depletion and transmutation modeling, and associated data analysis for applications in nuclear safeguards, proliferation detection, and forensics. At Oak Ridge, his research has included developing a numerical optimization approach to fractionation correction in post-detonation debris, developing nonparametric statistical classification methods for spent nuclear fuel analysis, and studying data fusion methods to analyze heterogeneous multimodal data collected at NNSA testbeds.