Dr. Mannes is a researcher at the University of Maryland's Laboratory for Computational Cultural Dynamics (LCCD). At LCCD, he is the subject matter expert on terrorism and international affairs to a team of inter-disciplinary scientists building cutting edge information systems to support decision-makers facing 21st century security and development problems. At LCCD he has co-authored a pair of books on using computational models to predict the behavior of terrorist groups in South Asia.
From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Mannes worked at the University of Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Laboratory, where he worked with computer scientists to apply semantic web technologies to intelligence analysis and counter-terrorism problems.
Dr. Mannes is also the author of Profiles in Terror: The Guide to Middle East Terrorist Organizations (Rowman & Littlefield 2004), and has written scores of articles, papers and book chapters on an array of topics including Middle East affairs, terrorism, technology and other international security issues for popular and scholarly publications including Politico, Policy Review, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, The Journal of International Security Affairs, The Huffington Post, The National Interest, The Jerusalem Post and The Guardian.
Dr. Mannes earned his PhD at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy in 2014. His thesis topic was the evolving national security role of the vice president.