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Ioannis Kakadiaris

Ioannis A. Kakadiaris

Director, BTI
Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen
Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science

Mary Ann Ottinger

Master of Ceremonies
Mary Ann Ottinger

Associate Vice President for Research for UH
Welcome remarks(3:53)
Closing remarks(0:35)

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Karen Stokes Dance

Dance Performance: Excerpted from “DEEP: Seaspace” project.
Choreography & film: Karen Stokes
Original Music: Brad Sayles
Performers: Brittany Bass, Vi Dieu, Jerrica Mark, & Bryan Peck
Note: This performance is a special re-mix excerpt created in honor of BTI.
Photo by Lynn Lane, courtesy Karen Stokes Dance

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Certificate from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Ivan Sanchez presented a certificate of congressional recognition for the mission of the BTI Institute to Director Ioannis A. Kakadiaris on behalf of United States Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.


Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

University Chief of Staff
University of Houston

Robert Griffin

Robert Griffin

Under Secretary (Acting) for DHS Science and Technology Directorate (by video)

Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark

Director of the Office of University Programs DHS Science and Technology Directorate (comments via letter)

Cynthia F Whittenburg

Cynthia F. Whittenburg

Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner
Office of Trade
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Andrew K Scharnweber

Andrew K. Scharnweber

Associate Chief
U.S. Border Patrol
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Louis Guthrie

Louis Guthrie

Chief, Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Police Department

Joe Frank Martinez

Joe Frank Martinez

Sheriff of Val Verde County and
Chairman of the Southwest Border States Sheriffs Coalition

Bradley L Etter

Bradley L. Etter

Chief Intelligence Office
Homeland Security Investigations

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Ribbon Cutting

Watch the cutting of the ribbon(2:08)
Video of the full event(46:30)

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