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Kenneth

Kenneth Jarman

Applied Statistics & Mathematics
Data Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K7-20
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Jarman's research focuses on mathematical and statistical techniques for modeling and simulating radiation detection scenarios and for the analysis of observed and simulated responses from detection systems. The goal of this research is to quantify and improve the performance of detection systems for targeting illicit radiation sources in the midst of a wide variety of confounding benign radiation sources. Dr. Jarman has contributed to decision and evaluation algorithms development for numerous radiation detection projects in recent years, including a preliminary viability study for instrumented containers, the design of a novel low-power passive gamma-ray spectrometer, and an effort focused on the detection of special nuclear materials in search and passageway monitoring scenarios using low-count gamma-ray spectra from mid-resolution detectors.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000.
  • M.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1997.
  • B.A. Mathematics, Northwestern University, 1992.

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • The Mathematical Association of America

Awards and Recognitions

  • Laboratory Graduate Fellowship, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 1999“2000
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Traineeship 1996“1999
  • University of Colorado Graduate Fellowship, 1996“1997, 1999
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1992
  • Oliver Marcy Scholar, 1992

PNNL Publications

2017

  • Frazar S.L., K.D. Jarman, C.A. Joslyn, S.J. Kreyling, A.M. Sayre, M.J. Schanfein, and C.L. West, et al. 2017. Exploratory study on potential safeguards applications for shared ledger technology. PNNL-26229. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Gilbert A.J., B.W. Miller, S.M. Robinson, T.A. White, W.K. Pitts, K.D. Jarman, and A. Seifert. 2017. "A single-pixel X-ray imager concept and its application to secure radiographic inspections." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 861. PNNL-SA-122169. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.03.028

2016

  • Burr T., S. Croft, K.D. Jarman, A.D. Nicholson, C. Norman, and S. Walsh. 2016. "Improved uncertainty quantification in nondestructive assay for nonproliferation." Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 159. PNNL-SA-128074. doi:10.1016/j.chemolab.2016.10.007
  • Jarman K.D., and L.E. Smith. 2016. "Combining Inspection and Unattended Monitoring: Statistical Analysis of Timely Detection." In Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy Conference (ANTPC 206), September 25-30, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 139-142. La Grange Park, Illinois:American Nuclear Society. PNNL-SA-117070.
  • Jarman K.D., L.E. Smith, R.S. Wittman, and M.A. Zalavadia. 2016. "Monte Carlo Uncertainty Quantification for an Unattended Enrichment Monitor." In Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy Conference (ANTPC 2016), September 25-30, 2016, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 290-293. La Grange Park, Illinois:American Nuclear Society. PNNL-SA-117749.
  • Smith L.E., K.D. Jarman, R.S. Wittman, M.A. Zalavadia, and J.A. March-Leuba. 2016. "Modeling and Analysis Methods for an On-line Enrichment Monitor." JNMM. Journal of Nuclear Materials Management 44, no. 3:27-44. PNNL-SA-112223.

2015

  • Burr T., S. Croft, and K.D. Jarman. 2015. "Uncertainty Quantification in Application of the Enrichment Meter Principle for Nondestructive assay of special nuclear material." Journal of Sensors 2015. PNNL-SA-109874. doi:10.1155/2015/267462
  • Duffin A.M., K. Springer, J.D. Ward, K.D. Jarman, J.W. Robinson, M.C. Endres, and G.L. Hart, et al. 2015. "Femtosecond Laser Ablation Multicollector ICPMS Analysis of Uranium Isotopes in NIST Glass." Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 30, no. 5:1100-1107. PNNL-SA-106646. doi:10.1039/C4JA00452C
  • Engel D.W., K.D. Jarman, Z. Xu, B. Zheng, A.M. Tartakovsky, X. Yang, and R. Tipireddy, et al. 2015. UQ Methods for HPDA and Cybersecurity Models, Data, and Use Cases. PNNL-24901. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Jarman K.D., and A.M. Tartakovsky. 2015. "Erratum: A Comparison of Closures for Stochastic Advection-Diffusion Equations." SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification 3, no. 1:265-266. PNNL-SA-106214. doi:10.1137/140996483
  • Miller E.A., T.A. White, K.D. Jarman, R.T. Kouzes, J.A. Kulisek, S.M. Robinson, and R.S. Wittman. 2015. "Combining Radiography and Passive Measurements for Radiological Threat Localization in Cargo." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 62, no. 5:2234-2244. PNNL-SA-100821. doi:10.1109/TNS.2015.2474146

2014

  • Bruillard P.J., K.D. Jarman, and S.M. Robinson. 2014. "Secure Image Hash Comparison for Warhead Verification." In 55th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM 2014), July 20-24, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, 1, 500-509. Deerfield, Illinois:Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. PNNL-SA-103277.
  • Gilbert A.J., B.S. McDonald, S.M. Robinson, K.D. Jarman, T.A. White, and M. Deinert. 2014. "Non-invasive material discrimination using spectral x-ray radiography." Journal of Applied Physics 115, no. 15:Article No. 154901. PNNL-SA-100291. doi:10.1063/1.4870043
  • Pagh R.T., P.J. Dimmerling, Z.C. Guillen, J.R. Hoyt, K.D. Jarman, W.J. Kernan, and B.A. Reichmuth, et al. 2014. DNDO Analysis Cell Concept. PNNL-23200. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2013

  • Gilbert A.J., B.S. McDonald, S.M. Robinson, T.A. White, K.D. Jarman, and M. Deinert. 2013. "Material Discrimination for Treaty Verification with Multi-energy, X-ray Radiography." In Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM 2013) , July 20-24, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia, 618-624. Deerfield, Illinois:Institute for Nuclear Materials Management. PNNL-SA-96275.
  • Jarman K.D., and A.M. Tartakovsky. 2013. "A Comparison of Closures for Stochastic Advection-Dispersion." SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification 1, no. 1:319-347. PNNL-SA-90925. doi:10.1137/120897419
  • Rodriguez D.C., E.R. Anderson, K.K. Anderson, L.W. Campbell, J.E. Fast, K.D. Jarman, and J.A. Kulisek, et al. 2013. "Measurement and Analysis of Gamma-Rays Emitted From Spent Nuclear Fuel Above 3 MeV." Applied Radiation and Isotopes 82. PNNL-SA-101223. doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2013.08.006
  • Rodriguez D.C., E.R. Anderson, K.K. Anderson, L.W. Campbell, J.E. Fast, K.D. Jarman, and J.A. Kulisek, et al. 2013. "Measurement and analysis of gamma-rays emitted from spent nuclear fuel above 3 MeV." Applied Radiation and Isotopes 82. PNNL-SA-88425. doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2013.08.006
  • Wang P., D.M. Tartakovsky, K.D. Jarman, and A.M. Tartakovsky. 2013. "CDF Solutions of Buckley-Leverett Equation with Uncertain Parameters." Multiscale Modeling & Simulation 11, no. 1:118-133. PNNL-SA-85908. doi:10.1137/120865574

2012

  • Ely J.H., E.D. Ashbaker, M.T. Batdorf, J.E. Baciak, W.K. Hensley, K.D. Jarman, and S.M. Robinson, et al. 2012. Spreader-Bar Radiation Detection System Enhancements: A Modeling and Simulation Study. PNNL-21948. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Janik T., K.D. Jarman, S.M. Robinson, A. Seifert, B.S. McDonald, and T.A. White. 2012. "Image Hashes as Templates for Verification." In 53rd Annual Meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM2012), July 15-19, 2012, Orlando, Florida, 2, 1133-1142. Deerfield, Illinois:Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. PNNL-SA-88946.
  • Jarman K.D., B.S. McDonald, S.M. Robinson, A.J. Gilbert, T.A. White, W.K. Pitts, and A.C. Misner, et al. 2012. Low-Intrusion Techniques and Sensitive Information Management for Warhead Counting and Verification: FY2012 Annual Report. PNNL-21972. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • McDermott J.E., K.D. Jarman, R.C. Taylor, M.J. Lancaster, H. Shankaran, K.B. Vartanian, and S. Stevens, et al. 2012. "Modeling Dynamic Regulatory Processes in Stroke." PLoS Computational Biology 8, no. 10:e1002722. PNNL-SA-81643. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002722
  • Miller E.A., T.A. White, K.D. Jarman, R.T. Kouzes, J.A. Kulisek, S.M. Robinson, and C. Scherrer, et al. 2012. "Combining Radiography and Passive Measurements for Radiological Threat Detection in Cargo." In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC 2012), October 27-November 3, 2012, Anaheim, California, 657-661. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-92137. doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2012.6551187
  • Robinson S.M., K.D. Jarman, W.K. Pitts, A. Seifert, A.C. Misner, M.L. Woodring, and M.J. Myjak. 2012. "Imaging for dismantlement verification: information management and analysis algorithms." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 662, no. 1:81-89. PNNL-SA-78495. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2011.09.036

2011

  • Jarman K.D., and A.M. Tartakovsky. 2011. "Divergence of Solutions to Perturbation-Based Advection-Dispersion Moment Equations." Advances in Water Resources 34, no. 5:659-670. PNNL-SA-77853. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2011.03.002
  • Jarman K.D., and P.D. Whitney. 2011. "Integrating Correlated Bayesian Networks Using Maximum Entropy." Applied Mathematical Sciences 5, no. 48:2361-2371. PNNL-SA-75301.
  • Jarman K.D., C. Scherrer, E.L. Smith, L. Chilton, K.K. Anderson, J.J. Ressler, and L.L. Trease. 2011. "Indirect Estimation of Radioactivity in Containerized Cargo." Radiation Measurements 46, no. 1:10-20. PNNL-SA-62721. doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2010.09.001
  • Jarman K.D., E.A. Miller, R.S. Wittman, and C.J. Gesh. 2011. "Bayesian Radiation Source Localization." Nuclear Technology 175, no. 1:126-334. PNNL-SA-71999.
  • Jarman K.D., S.M. Robinson, B.S. McDonald, A.J. Gilbert, A.C. Misner, W.K. Pitts, and T.A. White, et al. 2011. Low-Intrusion Techniques and Sensitive Information Management for Warhead Counting and Verification: FY2011 Annual Report. PNNL-20840. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Robinson S.M., K.D. Jarman, A. Seifert, B.S. McDonald, A.C. Misner, T.A. White, and E.A. Miller, et al. 2011. "Image-Based Verification Algorithms for Arms Control." In 52nd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM 52), July 17-21, 2011, Palm Desert, California, 2, 1477-1486. Deerfield, Illinois:Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. PNNL-SA-80768.
  • Seifert A., B.S. McDonald, K.D. Jarman, S.M. Robinson, A.C. Misner, E.A. Miller, and T.A. White, et al. 2011. "IMAGE-BASED VERIFICATION: SOME ADVANTAGES, CHALLENGES, AND ALGORITHM-DRIVEN REQUIREMENTS." In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 12-21, 2011, Palm Desert, California, 2, 1467-1476. Deerfield, Illinois:INMM. PNNL-SA-80551.
  • White T.A., S.M. Robinson, K.D. Jarman, E.A. Miller, A. Seifert, B.S. McDonald, and W.K. Pitts, et al. 2011. "Non-Invertible Transforms for Image-Based Verification." In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 17-21, 2011, Palm Desert, California. Deerfield, Illinois:Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. PNNL-SA-80555.

2010

  • Jarman K.D., A.J. Brothers, P.D. Whitney, J. Young, and D.A. Niesen. 2010. "Integrating System Dynamics and Bayesian Networks with Application to Counter-IED Scenarios." In 10th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management Conference - PSAM10, June 7-11, 2010, Seattle, WA. Mannheim:International Association for Probabalistic Safety Assessment & Management (IAPSAM). PNNL-SA-70858.
  • Jarman K.D., R.S. Wittman, E.A. Miller, and C.J. Gesh. 2010. "Bayesian Radiation Source Localization." In American Nuclear Society 2010 Radiation Protection & Shielding, Isotopes & Radiation and Biology & Medicine Divisions Joint Topical Meeting, April 19-23, 2010, Las Vegas, NV. La Grange Park, Illinois:American Nuclear Society. PNNL-SA-72307.
  • Pfund D.M., K.D. Jarman, B.D. Milbrath, S.D. Kiff, and D.E. Sidor. 2010. "Low Count Anomaly Detection at Large Standoff Distances." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 57, no. 1, PT 2:309-316. PNWD-SA-8577.
  • Pitts W.K., K.D. Jarman, E.A. Miller, B.S. McDonald, A.C. Misner, M.J. Myjak, and S.M. Robinson, et al. 2010. "Advantages of Dual Mode Imaging for Managing Sensitive Imaging Information." In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 11-15, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland. Deerfield, Illinois:INMM. PNNL-19546.
  • Robinson S.M., K.D. Jarman, E.A. Miller, A.C. Misner, M.J. Myjak, W.K. Pitts, and A. Seifert, et al. 2010. "IMAGE ANALYSIS ALGORITHMS FOR DUAL MODE IMAGING SYSTEMS." In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 11-15, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland. Deerfield, Illinois:INMM. PNNL-SA-73315.
  • Seifert A., E.A. Miller, M.J. Myjak, S.M. Robinson, K.D. Jarman, A.C. Misner, and W.K. Pitts, et al. 2010. Imaging for dismantlement verification: information management and analysis algorithms. PNNL-19824. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2009

  • Runkle R.C., M.J. Myjak, S.D. Kiff, D.E. Sidor, S.J. Morris, J.S. Rohrer, and K.D. Jarman, et al. 2009. "LYNX: An unattended sensor system for detection of gamma-ray and neutron emissions from special nuclear materials." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 598, no. 3:815-825. PNNL-SA-61971.

2008

  • Anderson K.K., K.D. Jarman, M.L. Mann, D.M. Pfund, and R.C. Runkle. 2008. "Discriminating Nuclear Threats from Benign Sources in Gamma-ray Spectra using a Spectral Comparison Ratio Method." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 276, no. 3:713-718. PNNL-SA-49312.
  • Jarman K.D., and A.M. Tartakovsky. 2008. "Divergence of Solutions to Solute Transport Moment Equations." Geophysical Research Letters 35, no. 15:30-34, Art. no.: L15401. PNNL-SA-59036. doi:10.1029/2008GL034495
  • Jarman K.D., R.C. Runkle, K.K. Anderson, and D.M. Pfund. 2008. "A Comparison of Simple Algorithms for Gamma-ray Spectrometers in Radioactive Source Search Applications." Applied Radiation and Isotopes 66, no. 3:362-371. PNNL-SA-55075. doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2007.09.010
  • Kiff S.D., L.E. Smith, and K.D. Jarman. 2008. "Modeling Ambient Background in Complex Detection Scenarios." In 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 1, 765-771. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-58126. doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4436441

2007

  • Pfund D.M., R.C. Runkle, K.K. Anderson, and K.D. Jarman. 2007. "Examination of Count-starved Gamma Spectra Using the Method of Spectral Comparison Ratios." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 54, no. 4 (Pt.3):1232-1238. PNNL-SA-52477. doi:10.1109/TNS.2007.901202

2005

  • Cannon W.R., K.H. Jarman, B.M. Webb-Robertson, D.J. Baxter, C.S. Oehmen, K.D. Jarman, and A. Heredia-Langner, et al. 2005. "A Comparison of Probability and Likelihood Models for Peptide Identification from Tandem Mass Spectrometry Data." Journal of Proteome Research 4, no. 5:1687-1698. PNNL-SA-45622.
  • Jarman K.D., L.E. Smith, A. Heredia-Langner, A.S. Renholds, W.R. Kaye, and S.D. Miller. 2005. "Optimal Design of Passive Gamma-Ray Spectrometers." In Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2005 IEEE, 2, 1062-1066. Los Alamitos, California:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). PNNL-SA-47404. doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2005.1596435

2004

  • Engel D.W., A.M. Liebetrau, K.D. Jarman, T.A. Ferryman, T.D. Scheibe, and B.T. Didier. 2004. "An Iterative Uncertainty Assessment Technique for Environmental Modeling." In The joint proceedings of the sixth International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences and the fifteenth annual conference of TIES, the International Environmetrics Society Portland, Maine, USA, June 28-July 1, 2004, edited by H. Todd Mowrer, Ronald E. McRoberts, and Paul C. VanDeusen, 8 pages. Washington, District Of Columbia:USDA Forest Service. PNNL-SA-43990.
  • Heredia-Langner A., W.R. Cannon, K.D. Jarman, and K.H. Jarman. 2004. "De Novo Analysis of Tandem Mass Spectrometry Data as a Non-Deterministic Optimization Problem." In Proceedings of The International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences (METMBS'04), edited by Faramarz Valafar & Homayoun Valafar, 113-117. Las Vegas, Nevada:CSREA Press. PNNL-SA-41413.
  • Heredia-Langner A., W.R. Cannon, K.D. Jarman, and K.H. Jarman. 2004. "Sequence optimization as an alternative to de novo analysis of tandem mass spectrometry data." Bioinformatics 20, no. 14:2296-2304. PNNL-SA-37724.
  • Jarman K.D., L.E. Smith, and D.K. Carlson. 2004. "Sequential Probability Ratio Test for Long-Term Radiation Monitoring." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 51, no. 4 PT 1:1662-1666. PNNL-SA-42903.
  • Jarman K.D., L.E. Smith, D.K. Carlson, and D.N. Anderson. 2004. "Sequential Probability Ratio Test for Long-Term Radiation Monitoring." In 2003 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Conference Record, edited by Metz.er, S., 1-5, 1458-1462. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). PNNL-SA-42906.

2003

  • Cannon W.R., and K.D. Jarman. 2003. "Improved peptide sequencing using isotope information inherent in tandem mass spectra." Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 17, no. 15:1793-1801. PNNL-SA-36888.
  • Jarman K.D., and T.F. Russell. 2003. "Eulerian Moment Equations for 2-D Stochastic Immiscible Flow." Multiscale Modeling & Simulation 1, no. 4:598-608. PNNL-SA-37261.
  • Jarman K.D., W.R. Cannon, K.H. Jarman, and A. Heredia-Langner. 2003. "A model of random sequences for de novo peptide sequencing." In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, 206-213. Los Alamitos, California:IEEE Computer Society. PNNL-SA-39306.

2002

  • Jarman K.D., and T.F. Russell. 2002. "Analysis of I-D Moment Equations for Immiscible Flow." In Fluid Flow and Transport in Porous Media: Mathematical and Numerical Treatment (Proceedings of an AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference on Fluid Flow and Transport in Porous Media, June 17-21, 2001), edited by Zhangxin Chen, Richard E. Ewing, 293. Providence, Rhode Island:American Mathematical Society. PNNL-SA-37262.
  • Wahl K.L., S.C. Wunschel, C.E. Petersen, K.D. Jarman, N.B. Valentine, and K.H. Jarman. 2002. "Smart Data Collection and Interpretation for Bacterial Identification by MALDI-MS." In Proceedings of the 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, 31-32. Santa Fe, New Mexico:American Society for Mass Spectrometry. PNNL-SA-36534.

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