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Current Projects

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Joel Aud

Project: Border Management, Trade, and Transport Security Course Curriculum Development
Course Developer
Institution: Lean Tail Labs
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Jessica Bolter

Project: Developing a Regional Approach to Managing Migration Flows from the Northern Triangle through Mexico to the United States
Institution: Migration Policy Institute
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Marcus A. Boyd, Ph.D.

Project: The Road Less Traveled: Bolstering the Absorptive Capacity of Southern Central American States to Facilitate the Southern Flow of Northern Triangle Immigrants
Institution: National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, University of Maryland
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Chris Bronk, Ph.D.

Project: Border Management, Trade, and Transport Security Course Curriculum Development
Course Developer
Institution: University of Houston
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Maria Burns

Project: Border Management, Trade, and Transport Security Course Curriculum Development
Complete Project: Participatory Operational Assessment (PAO): Evaluating and Predicting the Operational Effectiveness of Cargo Security Processes at Ports of Entry
Institution: University of Houston
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Randy Capps, Ph.D.

Project: Developing a Regional Approach to Managing Migration Flows from the Northern Triangle through Mexico to the United States
Complete Project: Venezuela and Nicaragua: Regional Migration Crisis in the Making
Complete Project: Central America's Immigrant and Refugee Crisis: Limiting Unauthorized Migration through the Alliance for Prosperity and Reintegration Efforts
Institution: Migration Policy Institute
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Asya Cooley, Ph.D.

Project: Mexican and Northern Triangle Perspectives on Mass Migration: Identifying and Assessing Strategic Narrative Alignment
Institution: Oklahoma State University
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Skye Cooley, Ph.D.

Project: Mexican and Northern Triangle Perspectives on Mass Migration: Identifying and Assessing Strategic Narrative Alignment
Institution: Oklahoma State University
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Andrew Farrelly

Project: Assessment of Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program
Institution: CT Strategies
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Robert Hinck, Ph.D.

Project: Mexican and Northern Triangle Perspectives on Mass Migration: Identifying and Assessing Strategic Narrative Alignment
Institution: Monmouth College
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Sara Kitsch, Ph.D.

Project: Mexican and Northern Triangle Perspectives on Mass Migration: Identifying and Assessing Strategic Narrative Alignment
Institution: Monmouth College
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Joe Kolb

Project: Border Management, Trade, and Transport Security Course Curriculum Development
Course Developer
Institution: Southwest Gant Information Center
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Katerina Kourentzi, Ph.D.

Project: DNA Assays for Determining Honey Origins
Institution: University of Houston
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Barnett S. Koven, Ph.D.

Project: The Road Less Traveled: Bolstering the Absorptive Capacity of Southern Central American States to Facilitate the Southern Flow of Northern Triangle Immigrants
Institution: National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, University of Maryland
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Brett Laduzinsky, Ph.D.

Project: Assessment of Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program
Institution: CT Strategies
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Katy Lindquist, Ph.D.

Project: The Road Less Traveled: Bolstering the Absorptive Capacity of Southern Central American States to Facilitate the Southern Flow of Northern Triangle Immigrants
Institution: National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, University of Maryland
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Mayra G. Maldonado

Project: Tactical Mapping of Border Security Impacts: El Paso Sector
Institution: The University of Texas at El Paso
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Ronald May

Project: Assessment of Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program
Institution: CT Strategies
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Christina McDaniel, Ph.D.

Project: Addressing Cross Border E-Commerce Challenges with Emerging Technologies
Institution: The MacroDyne Group
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Aniko Sabo, Ph.D.

Project: DNA Assays for Determining Honey Origins
Institution: Baylor College of Medicine
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Andrew Selee, Ph.D.

Project: Developing a Regional Approach to Managing Migration Flows from the Northern Triangle through Mexico to the United States
Complete Project: Venezuela and Nicaragua: A Regional Migration Crisis in the Making
Institution: Migration Policy Institute
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Weidong "Larry" Shi, Ph.D.

Project: Addressing Cross Border E-Commerce Challenges with Emerging Technologies
Complete Project: Transforming Trade and Ensuring Global Supply Chain Security with Blockchain
Complete Project: Secure and Transparent Cargo Supply Chain: Enabling Chain-of-Custody and Economical and Privacy Respecting Biometrics, and Blockchain Technology
Institution: University of Houston
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Ariel Ruiz Soto

Project: Developing a Regional Approach to Managing Migration Flows from the Northern Triangle through Mexico to the United States
Institution: Migration Policy Institute
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Andrea Tanco

Project: Developing a Regional Approach to Managing Migration Flows from the Northern Triangle through Mexico to the United States
Institution: Migration Policy Institute
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Juan Villa

Project: Measuring Border Wait Time at Land Ports of Entry: Technology Assessment and Data Dissemination
Complete Project: Developing a Concept of Operations for an Innovative System for Measuring Wait Times at Land Ports of Entry
Institution: Texas A&M Transportation Institute
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Richard C. Willson, Ph.D.

Project: DNA Assays for Determining Honey Origins
Institution: University of Houston
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Detlof von Winterfeldt, Ph.D.

Project: Economic Motivations of Migrants from the Northern Triangle
Institution: USC CREATE

Complete Projects

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Leanne Alarid, Ph.D.

Project: Human Trafficking Interdiction at the US-Mexico Border: Victim Histories of Recruitment, Transportation, and Exploitation
Institution: The University of Texas at El Paso
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Thirimachos Bourlai, Ph.D.

Project: Unconstrained Face Recognition using Cell Phone Devices: Faces in the Wild
Institution: West Virginia University
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Jodi Berger Cardoso, Ph.D.

Project:  The Impact of Central American Child and Family Migration on U.S. Communities
Institution: University of Houston
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Bojan Cukic, Ph.D.

Project:  A Systematic Process for Vulnerability Assessment of Biometric Systems at Borders
Institution: UNC Charlotte
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Dennis Egan, Ph.D.

Project: Missed Detections: From Data to Actionable Estimates
Institution: Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA)
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Jonathan Eyer, Ph.D.

Project: Economic Motivations of Migrants from the Northern Triangle
Institution: USC CREATE
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Harshica Fernando, Ph.D.

Project: Develop Lateral Flow Assay (LFA) Technology Based on Metal Nanoparticles
A DHS Minority Serving Institution Summer Research Team project
Institution: Prairie View A&M University
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Demoz Gebre-Egziabher, Ph.D.

Project: GPS/GNSS and Communication Authentication Standards for RECONS
Institution: University of Minnesota
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Gary Hale

Project: Uncovering Human Smuggling Patterns from Guatemala to the U.S.
Institution: Voir Dire International, LLC
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David Hansell

Project: Exploring Homeland Security Applications for Unmanned Autonomous Systems at Maritime Ports
Institution: Lantern UAS
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Eric Hershberg, Ph.D.

Project: The Impact of Central American Child and Family Migration on U.S. Communities
Institution: The University of Texas at El Paso
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Eleftherios Iakovou, Ph.D.

Project: Transforming Trade and Ensuring Global Supply Chain Security with Blockchain
Texas A&M University
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Ioannis Kakadiaris, Ph.D.

Project: EDGE: The 'Eye in the Woods' Image-based Human Detection and Recognition System
Project: Image and Video Person Identification in an Operational Environment: Phase I
Institution: University of Houston
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David Leblang, Ph.D.

Project: Modeling International Migrant Flows: Theory, Evidence and Forecasts
Institution: University of Virginia
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Victor Manjarrez, Jr, Ph.D.

Project: Homeland Security Symposium Series
Institution: The University of Texas at El Paso
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Benjamin Melamed, Ph.D.

Project: Modeling Methodology and Simulation of Port-of-Entry Systems
Institution: Rutgers
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Dimitris N. Metaxas, Ph.D.

Project: Project: Unconstrained Face Recognition using Cell Phone Devices: Faces in the Wild
Institution: Rutgers
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Ioannis Pavlidis, Ph.D.

Institution: University of Houston
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Ben Rohrbaugh

Project: Exploring Homeland Security Applications for Unmanned Autonomous Systems at Maritime Ports
Institution: Lantern UAS
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Shishir Shah, Ph.D.

Project: Security Technologies Kitchen
Institution: University of Houston
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Robert Shaw

Project: Leveraging U.S. Export Control Reform: New Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Government Efforts to Counter WMD Proliferation through Enforcement of Export Control
Institution: Middlebury Institute of International Studies
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George Thompson

Project: Validating Deterrence Models for Scanning Technologies
Institution: ANSER, Inc.
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Luis Torres, Ph.D.

Project: Immigration Workshop
Institution: University of Houston
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Nursen Albayrak Zanca, Ph.D.

Project: The Global Terrorism Index: Methodology & Meaning
A DHS Minority Serving Institution Summer Research Team
Institution: University of the Incarnate Word

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