Centers & Institutes

  • alert

    Center for Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT)

    Director: Michael Silevitch Robert D. Black Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Joint appointment to Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    ALERT is a multi-university Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence (COE). One of 12 Centers of Excellence across the country, ALERT is a multi-university, multi-institution, partnership that seeks to conduct transformational research, develop technology, and provide educational development to improve effective characterization, detection, mitigation and response to explosives-related threats facing the country and the world. […]

  • subsurface

    Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS)

    Director: Michael Silevitch Robert D. Black Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Joint appointment to Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS) is a multi-university NSF ERC founded in 2000. Its mission is to revolutionize the existing technology for detecting and imaging biomedical, environmental, or geophysical objects or conditions that lie underground or underwater, or are embedded in the human body. The Center’s unified, multidisciplinary […]

  • kostas

    George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security

    Director: Steve Flynn, Codirector; Peter Boynton, Codirector

    The mission of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security is to advance resilience in the face of 21st century risks. The institute will foster collaborative, use-inspired research aimed at expanding the capacity of communities, critical systems, and infrastructure to withstand, respond to, and recover from manmade and natural catastrophes.

  • Institute for Information Assurance

    Director: Engin Kirda, Sy and Laurie Sternberg Interdisciplinary Associate Professor for Information Assurance

    The Institute for Information Assurance (IIA) is an interdisciplinary effort between the College of Computer and Information Science and the College of Engineering. The major goal of the Institute is to develop new cross-disciplinary methodologies to provide robust and reliable transmission of physically distributed information. We are working to provide information security within organizations and advisory […]