Purdue, Rutgers to Lead $30 M U.S. Homeland Security Research Center

Apr 07, 2009

Purdue and Rutgers universities will co-lead an international research and education group in a six-year, $30 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security center to create methods and tools to analyze and manage information for all mission areas of homeland security. The agency's new Center of Excellence in Command, Control, and Interoperability will comprise the Purdue and Rutgers teams. Both will contribute to developing new methods to aid homeland security personnel in preparing for, preventing, detection of, response to and recovery from terrorist attacks as well as natural and manmade disasters. Purdue and its team of 14 universities will focus on the area of Visualization Sciences, while Rutgers will lead the effort's Data Sciences component.