Robotic inspectors on disaster duty

Jerry Hajjar, pro­fessor and chair of the Depart­ment of Civil and Envi­ron­mental Engi­neering, is helping to design an autonomous low-​​flying vehicle capable of under­standing and pre­dicting struc­tural damage in unsafe and remote loca­tions fol­lowing dis­aster events and for longterm maintenance.

How politically effective is terrorism?

Many mil­i­tant groups con­tinue to use ter­rorism despite its polit­ical futility. Max Abrahms, a ter­rorism the­o­rist and newly appointed assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, explains why.