Research

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CREATE's Research Areas

CREATE's research framework extends fundamental and applied knowledge in significant new ways by integrating multidisciplinary advances in eight research areas:

  1. Decision Analysis
  2. Risk Assessment
  3. Game Theory 
  4. Stochastics and Control 
  5. Risk Perception & Communication
  6. Economic Assessment
  7. Operations Research
  8. Countering Violent Extremism

Through these  research areas, CREATE provides a comprehensive research and development program that creates models, tools, evaluation methods, software, targeted analyses and communication protocols to enhance the operations of homeland security agencies, making them more efficient and effective at improving the nation's security.  At the same time, CREATE conducts the fundamental research that is necessary to advance the science of risk analysis, economics and operations research focused on the challenges of intelligent and adaptive adversaries.

CREATE's Research Framework

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CREATE's framework accounts for the important feedback role that open knowledge of risk management resource allocation decisions have in influencing the adaptive adversary and their supporting terrorist enterprise.  It also explicitly accounts for the impact on the public's risk perception of risk management effectiveness, and the impact of how threats, risks and consequences are communicated.  The result is a risk management framework with policy impact applicability across the breadth of an all-hazards DHS.

 

In addition to conducting the research, CREATE strongly supports the transition of research results to operational units in the form of user-driven models, tools and enhanced capabilities through its E2E research transition model project. E2E, variously known as End-to-End, Excellence-to-Enterprise, Engage-to-Excel, etc., supports all research areas, as well as the Education program, developing software products, professional training support and executive education transitioned/delivered to the DHS enterprise.