People

Director

Director of CREATE

Detlof von Winterfeldt is a Professor at the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of the Viterbi School of Engineering and a Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Price School of Public Policy at USC. In 2004 he co-founded the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the first university-based center of excellence funded by the US Department of Homeland Security. 

Education

Director of Education

Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) in the Viterbi School of Engineering's Division of Engineering Education.

International Programs

Director of International Programs

Dr. Erroll Southers is a Professor of the Practice of Governance and Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies in the Sol Price School of Public Policy’s Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the University of Southern California. 

Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Transition

Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Transition
Dr. Richard John serves as the Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Transition at the USC's National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at USC. 

Research Area Leaders

Research Area Leader for Countering Violent Extremism

Dr. Erroll Southers is former Presidential nominee for Assistant Secretary of the TSA, Deputy Director in the California Office of Homeland Security and FBI Special Agent. He also serves as professor of the practice of governance in USC's Price School of Public Policy.

Research Area Leader for Game Theory

Dr. Milind Tambe is the Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering at the University of Southern California(USC), and Professor in the Computer Science and Industrial and Systems Engineering Departments. 

Research Area Co-Leader for Risk Perception and Communication

Dr. Richard John serves as Research Theme Co-Leader for Risk Perception and Communication at USC's National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at USC. 

Research Area Leader for Economic Assessment

Dr. Scott Farrow serves as Research Theme Leader for Economic Assessment at USC's National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) and Professor in the Department of Economics at UMBC, a branch of the University of Maryland.

Research Area Co-Leader for Risk Perception and Communication

Dr. William Burns is currently a research scientist at Decision Research (Eugene, OR), an institute that focuses on judgment, decision making and risk perception, and is also associated with the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE at USC) where he coordinates (with USC professor Richard John) the Risk Perception and Risk Communication group.

Research Professor

Adam Rose is a Research Professor in the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy, and a faculty affiliate of USC’s Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE).

Research Associate Professor

Dan Wei is Research Associate Professor in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and a Faculty Affiliate of USC's Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE).

Research Assistant Professor

Jonathan Eyer is Research Assistant Professor in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and a Faculty Affiliate of USC's Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE).