State of New Jersey Symposium on Homeland Security Research

October 29, 2003
Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University

Fred Roberts, Chair, RUHSRI and Director, DIMACS,
Program Committee:
Margaret Brennan, Chair, Cook College
Nabil Adam, CIMIC
Stanley Dunn, SOE
Richard Mammone, CAIP
Robert Snyder, EOHSI
Presented by Rutgers University Homeland Security Research Initiative (RUHSRI).

Workshop Program:

DRAFT PROGRAM: SUBJECT TO CHANGE 8:00 - 9:00 Registration, Posters and Demos 9:00 - 9:30 Welcoming Remarks: Richard McCormick, President, Rutgers University Fred Roberts, Chair, Rutgers University Homeland Security Initiative Others to be Named 9:30 - 10:30 Rutgers Research: Session Organized by Fred Roberts 9:30-9:45: Overview of Homeland Security Research at Rutgers Fred Roberts, Director of Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) and Chair of Rutgers University Homeland Security Research Initiative 9:45-10:00: Computer vision approaches to identifying people and possible malfeasant behavior Dimitris Metaxas, Department of Computer Science and Director, Center for Computational Biomedical Imaging and Modeling; Mark Frank, School of Information and Library Studies 10:00-10:15: Securing Critical infrastructure and resources protection Nabil Adam, Center for Information Management, Integration, and Connectivity, Director of Meadowlands Environmental Institute, and Director of Laboratory for Water Security; Vijay Atluri, Research Director, Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity (CIMIC) 10:15-10:30: Surveillance Tools for Public Health Data and for Message Streams David Madigan, Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) and Department of Statistics 10:30 - 10:50 Break 10:50 - 11:50 UMDNJ Research: Session Organized by Paul Lioy and Nancy Connell 10:50-11:05: UMDNJ Biodefense and Emerging Pathogens Research Nancy Connell, Director, Center for BioDefense 11:05-11:20: A Summary of EOHSI Research on Rapid Risk Assessment for Homeland Security Issues Paul Lioy, Deputy Director, Environmental and Occupational Health and Science Institute (joint UMDNJ-Rutgers) 11:20-11:35: Domestic Preparedness: UMDNJ's Role in Homeland Security Brendan McCluskey, Deputy Director, Center for BioDefense 11:35-11:50: New Jersey Center for Public Health Preparedness Glenn Paulson, Director, Center for Public Health Preparedness 11:50 - 12:25 Panel 1: New Technologies for Homeland Security (sensors, communication systems, ...) Moderator: Richard Howard, WINLAB, Rutgers University Participants: Eamon Doherty - Computer Sciences and Engineering, Fairleigh Dickinson University Panos Georgopoulos - Environmental and Community Medicine, RWJMS Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)- UMDNJ Scott Glenn - Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences (IMCS) Rick Mammone - Electrical Computer Engineering, Rutgers University Lewis Mexler - Head of Applications Research and Technology Transfer, Princeton University, PPL Pat White, The Wireless Network Security Center, Stevens Institute of Technology 12:25 - 1:25 Luncheon and Posters and Demos Information wall technology for crisis management of a biological or chemical weapon attack Brian Buckley, Paul Lioy, Robert Snyder, EOHSI Room 117, Busch Campus Center (Runs for 15 minutes and will be repeated regularly during the lunch hour) 1:25 - 2:25 NJIT Research: Session Organized by Donald Sebastian 1:25-1:40: Intro & Transportation Security Donald Sebastian, Vice President for Research & Development, New Jersey Institute of Technology 1:40-1:55: Emergency Response Information Systems: Requirements and Design Considerations Murray Turoff, IS Department, NJIT 1:55-2:10: Cybersecurity Nirwan Ansari, NJIT 2:10-2:25: TeraHertz systems for Detection of Weapons of Mass Destruction John Federici, NJIT 2:25 - 3:00 Panel 2 - New Tools for Homeland Security Decision-Making (Social science tools, risk perception/commununication, economics) (applications to health, food safety, privacy, etc.) Moderator: Leslie W. Kennedy, Dean of RU School Criminal Justice, Director of RCSPS Participants: Edward Felten, Computer Science, Princeton University William Halperin, UMDNJ Mel Lewis, Engineering Technology, Fairleigh Dickinson University Calum Turvey, Cook College Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics and Director of the Food Policy Institute, Rutgers University William Tepfenhart, Program Director Software Engineering, Monmouth University 3:00 - 3:20 Break 3:20 - 4:20 Princeton Research: Session Organized by Maria Garlock 3:20-3:25: Overview of HLS Research Initiatives at Princeton University Maria Moreyra Garlock, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University 3:25-3:40: A Miniature Integrated Nuclear Detector System for Homeland Security Lewis D. Meixler, Head of Applications Research and Technology Transfer Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University 3:40-4:00: Comparing progressive collapse due to large-scale fire in differing structural systems Mark Dobossy, Graduate Student, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University 4:00-4:20: Mobile Sensor Networks and Homeland Security Margaret Martonosi, Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering Princeton University 4:20 - 5:20 Stevens Institute of Technology Research: Session Organized by Pat White WiNSeC a Communications Platform for Homeland Security Pat White, The Wireless Network Security Center An Operational New York Harbor Port Security and Vessel Traffic Management System Tom Herrington, Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering 5:20 - 5:30 Closing Remarks 5:30 - 6:30 Reception and Posters and Demos

Poster Presentations:

Vijay Atluri, Kirk Barrett, Francisco Artigas, Soon Chun, Lubo Liu, CIMIC, Rutgers University
Title: Secure Agency Interoperation for Effective Data Mining in Border Control and Homeland Security

Vijay Atluri, Kirk Barrett, Francisco Artigas, Soon Chun, Lubo Liu, CIMIC, Rutgers University
Title: End to End Early Warning Decision Support System for Dinking Water Safety and Security

Vijay Atluri, Kirk Barrett, Francisco Artigas, Soon Chun, Lubo Liu, CIMIC, Rutgers University
Title: Interconnected Municipal Information for Home Land Security

D.J. Bennett (1,2), B. Khusid (1), C.D. James (2), P.C. Galambos (2), M. Okandan (2), D. Jacqmin
(3), A. Acrivos (4)
, (1) New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102 (2) Sandia
National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185 (3) NASA Glenn Research Center,
Cleveland, OH 44135 (4) The City College of New York, 140th Street & Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031
Title: A novel electro-hydrodynamic method for separating biological and non-biological substances for
trigger devices of continuously operated BWA detection system

Larry Bernstein, Department of Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology
Title: Design of Trustworthy Software

Brian Buckley, Paul Lioy, Robert Snyder, EOHSI, Rutgers University
Title: Information wall technology for crisis management of a biological or chemical weapon attack

Gail Carter, NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Title: Protecting New Jersey's Water Supplies from Infectious Materials, FMD Emergency Preparedness

Cherie Castellano, UMDNJ-UBHC - Program Director of Cop 2 Cop and WTC-RSVP
Title: First Responder Behavioral Healthcare Symptomolgy, Post Mass Disaster

Reggie Caudill, York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science, NJIT
Title: Supply Chain Security and Sustainability

F.B. Chua (1), T.L. Alvarez (1), A.P. Daftari (1), R.M. DeMarco (2), M.T. Bergen (2), K.D.
Beck (2), R.J. Servatius (3)
, (1) Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology,
Newark, NJ; (2) Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East
Orange, NJ; (3) Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory, VA New Jersey Health Care System and
Department of Neuroscience New Jersey Medical School, East Orange, NJ.
Title: Influence of a Single Flash of White Light on Fine Motor Skills

Graham Cormode and S. Muthukrishnan, DIMACS / Rutgers CS
Title: High Speed Data Analysis at MassDAL

Eamon Doherty, Computer Science Department, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Title: Teaching Students to Make Low Cost Robotic Rovers Controlled By Biological Signals

Charles Gentile(1), Rick Mammone(1), Joseph Wilder(1), Steven Langish(2), Lew Meixler(2),
(1) WISE Lab, CAIP, Rutgers University and (2) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Title: A Miniature Integrated Nuclear Detector System for Homeland Security

Panos G. Georgopoulos, Paul J. Lioy, Gera Stenchikov and Shengwei Wang, UMDNJ-RWJMS
Title: Assessing the Environmental Health Impact of Emergency Events: the World Trade Center Case Study

Ernest Geskin, ME Department, NJIT
Title: Demolition and Explosive Neutralization Device

Amy Marie Keller, Sinuk Kang, Belida H. Uckun, Maggie Herbasz, Dr. Mark Frank, SCILS, Rutgers University
Title: Increasing Accuracy of Nonverbal Clue Detection: Training Homeland Security Personnel

Felissa R. Lashley and Marie T. O'Toole, College of Nursing, Rutgers University
Title: Nursing Center for Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Paul J. Lioy and Panos G. Georgopoulos, UMDNJ-RWJMS
Title: Computational Tools to Support Exposure Characterization within an Integrated Biological and
Chemical Warfare Defence Platform (IBCWD)

Richard Mammone, Aparna Krishnamoorthy, Anand Doshi, Robert Utama, Joe Wilder, Christine
, WISE Lab, CAIP, Rutgers University
Title: Enhancing the Performance of Face Recognition Systems

Constantine N. Manikopoulos and Zheng Zhang, NJWINS and ECE/NJIT
Title: Packet Anomaly Intrusion Detection (PAID) System

Brendan McCluskey, UMDNJ Center for BioDefense
Title: UMDNJ Center for BioDefense and Homeland Security

David Mendonca, Information Systems Dept., NJIT
Title: Impact of 2001 WTC Attack on NYC Critical Infrastructure

David Mendonca, Information Systems Dept., NJIT
Title: Starting Over: Cleaning Up the World Trade Center Site After 9/11

Paul G. Ranky, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, NJIT
Title: Homeland Security Risk Analysis, Requirements Analysis and Process Modeling, Integrated Into an
Analytical, and Web-browser Readable 3D Interactive Multimedia Architecture

Christine M. Scott, Cook College, Rutgers University and G. Paulson, UMDNJ-School of Public Health
Title: Local Needs and Preparedness for WMD Incidents: A Case Study of Kentucky

Frank Shih, Department of Computer Scinece, NJIT
Title: Face Recognition and Image Data Security

Neelu Sinha, Department of Computer Scinece, Math and Physics, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Title: A Digital Rights Management Platform for Digital Images

Louise Stanton, Rutgers University
Title: Rutgers Center for the Study of Public Security

William Tepfenhart, Monmouth University
Title: Center For Rapid Responce Databases

Xiang Yao, IS Department, NJIT
Title: Decision Support for Emergency Response Planning

L.S. Zuckier(1), M.J. Nappe(3), D.A. Robinson(2), R. Rego(2), S. Feldman(2), C. Duvall(2) and
B. Boardman(3)
, (1) UMDNJ, Newark, NJ, (2) Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ and (3) Aware Electronics,
Wilmington DE
Title: Internet-based Network for Monitoring and Display of Environmental Radiation Data

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