Seventh New Jersey Universities Homeland Security Research Consortium Symposium

November 20, 2006
Multipurpose Room, Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University

Fred Roberts, Chair, RUHSRI and Director, DIMACS,
Program Committee:
Leslie Kennedy, Chair, Rutgers University
Tami Carpenter, DIMACS, Rutgers
Mike Chumer, NJIT
Brendan McCluskey, UMDNJ
Lew Meixler, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
Warren Powell, Princeton University
Barbara Reagor, Monmouth University
Fred S. Roberts, DIMACS, Rutgers
Presented by Rutgers University Homeland Security Research Initiative (RUHSRI) and the New Jersey Universities Homeland Security Research Consortium.

Workshop Program:

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM: SUBJECT TO CHANGE *** Poster Session to run during Registration, Breaks and Lunch. *** 8:30 - 9:15 am Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:15 - 9:30 am Welcome Leslie Kennedy, Program Chair, Rutgers University Fred S. Roberts, Co-Chair, University Consortium; DIMACS, Rutgers Michael Pazzani, Vice President for Research, Rutgers University 9:30 - 9:50 am Keynote Lecture: Richard Canas, Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (Click here for bio) 9:50 - 10:35 am Opening Session, All Hazards Preparation: Information and Strategic Planning (Chair, Leslie Kennedy, Rutgers University) Panelists: Thomas Conaway, Unisys David Gruber, NJ Department of Health & Senior Services Edwin Hotchkiss, Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Kathleen Haage-Gaynor, Newark Area Director, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 10:35 - 10:50 am Break 10:50 - 11:40 am Technical Session: Port Security (Chairs, Tayfur Altiok, Rutgers University and Ben Melamed, Rutgers University) Underwater Threats to Our Urban Ports Michael S. Bruno, Center for Maritime Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology Port Security in Praxis Michael J. Chumer, Information Systems, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Optimization Models for Container Inspection Endre Boros, Rutgers Center for Operations Research (RUTCOR), Rutgers University 11:45 - 12:35 pm Technical Session: Planning for Emergency Response (Chair, Warren Powell, Princeton University and Tami Carpenter, DIMACS, Rutgers) From Stochastic Optimization to Housing Permits: The Navigating the Pot-holes to Implementation in the Real-world Warren Powell, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University Needs and Opportunities in Exposure Characterization for Homeland Security Events Paul Lioy and Panos Georgopoulos, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Emergency Planning as a Continuous Multiplayer Game Murray Turoff and Michael Chumer, Information Systems, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Modeling of Transportation Evacuation Problems for Better Planning of Disaster Response Operations Kaan Ozbay and Mustafa Anil Yazici, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University 12:35 - 1:15 pm Lunch 1:15 - 1:30 pm Plans for New DHS Center based at Rutgers University (Presenter, Fred Roberts, DIMACS, Rutgers) 1:30 - 2:20 pm Technical Session: Emergency Communications and Cybersecurity (Chair, Barbara Reagor, Monmouth University) Emergency Communication in the Public Domain Eamon Doherty, Fairleigh Dickinson University Decentralized Trust Management Based on the Reputation of Information Sources Meng Yu and Wanyu Zang, Computer Science, Monmouth University Security of Data in the Wireless Environment Patrick White, Stevens Institute of Technology Securing Future Wireless Networks: Challenges and Strategies Pandurang Kamat, Computer Science and WINLAB, Rutgers University 2:20 - 2:35 pm Break 2:35 - 3:25 pm Technical Session: Preparing for Bioemergencies (Chair, Brendan McCluskey, UMDNJ) Panelists: Bioweapons-agents Research: Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Dual-use Implications Richard H. Ebright, Rutgers University An Overview of Princeton's Program on Science and Global Security Biodefense Activities Laura H. Kahn, Princeton University The Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory: At the Intersection of Research, Safety and Security Nancy D. Connell, UMDNJ 3:25 - 3:30 pm Closing 3:30 - 5:00 pm New Jersey Universities Homeland Security Research Consortium Business Meeting (by invitation) Room 115, Busch Campus Center

Poster Presentations:

James Abello, Smriti Bhagat, Haym Hirsh, Flip Korn, S. Muthukrishnan, Fred Roberts, Irina Rozenbaum,
Yihua Wu, Hongyi Xue
, Rutgers University
Title: Massive Multigraph Analysis

Suhrid Balakrishnan and David Madigan, Statistics, Rutgers University
Title: The Lasso with Attribute Partition Search

Sudhakar Govindavajhala, Computer Science, Princeton University
Title: A Formal Approach To Practical Network Security Management

Joshua P. Gray (1), Jeffrey D. Laskin (2), Donald R. Gerecke (1), Marion K. Gordon (1), Patrick J. Sinko (1),
Ned Heindel (3), Diane E. Heck (1)
(1) Pharmacology and Toxicology, Rutgers University; (2) Environmental & Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ Robert
Wood Johnson Medical School; (3) Department of Chemistry, Lehigh University
Title: Developing Treatments for Chemical Weapon Attacks: the UMDNJ-Rutgers University CounterACT Research
Center of Excellence

Sastry Isukapalli and Panos Georgopoulos, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
Title: A Hierarchical Modeling and Planning Support System for Responding to Emergency Events

Brendan McCluskey, Mitchell Gayer, Jason Emmel, James Smith, Kathleen Wioland, Mary Mickelsen,
Robert Matticola
Title: Comprehensive Training Assessment and Gap Analysis related to the CBRNE threat in New Jersey

Xiang Yao, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title: Collaborative Scenario Creation System - Making Scenario Creation Public

Poster Presentations with Demos:

Roger Adams, InSitech, Inc.
Title: Miniature Integrated Nuclear Detection Systems (MINDS)

Tayfur Altiok, Benjamin Melamed and Abdullah Karaman, Industrial Engineering, Rutgers University
Title: Modeling Container Security Operations at the APM Terminal
Flyer: Modeling Container Security Operations at the APM Terminal (PDF Format)

Tayfur Altiok and Ozgecan Uluscu, Industrial Engineering, Rutgers University
Title: Risk Analysis and Modeling of the Vessel Traffic in the Istanbul Strait
Flyer: Risk Analysis and Modeling of the Vessel Traffic in the Istanbul Strait (PDF Format)

Dennis Egan, Judith Jerkins, K.R. Krishnan, Hanan Luss, Marc Pucci, Arnold Neidhardt,
and John Wullert
, Telcordia Technologies
Title: Location-based Threat Sensing and Emergency Notification

Joe Montemarano and Claire Gmachl, PRISM/ NSF-ERC on Mid-InfraRed Technologies for
Health and the Environment (MIRTHE)
Title: Applications of Mid IR Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Homeland Security

Hady R. Salloum, Stevens Institute of Technology
Title: Research at Stevens Maritime Security Lab

Lionel Zuckier, V.K. Lanka, L.C. Thelin and F. Grippo, New Jersey Medical School, Office of
Radiation Safety Services
Title: Homeland Security Instructions for Nuclear Medicine Patients at the New Jersey Medical School,

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