University of Southern California

Research Transition

CREATE's Research Transition activities strongly support the transition of research results to operational units in the form of user-driven models, tools and enhanced capabilities. This is accomplished through CREATE's E2E research transition model projects. E2E, variously known as End-to-End, Excellence-to-Enterprise, Engage-to-Excel, etc., supports all four research themes and the Education program, developing software products and Executive Education courses and workshops which are transitioned and delivered to the DHS enterprise.

CREATE Research Transition Pipeline: This graphic below shows CREATE projects that have entered the pipeline to transition.



TRANSITION PHASE: Computable General Equilibrium Models (National and Regional)
End User: DHS

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The US Computable General Equilibrium model and regional models for the New York Metro Region and Los Angeles County have been developed in collaboration with the US Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security Administration, FEMA, DHS S&T, and Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.

End User: USC Department of Public Safety
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The University of Southern California (USC) Department of Public Safety (DPS) Deploy system is a real time decision support tool for improving security of the USC campus and the adjacent community.


IMMERSION PHASE: Integrated Suspicious Activity and Decision Analysis System (iSARs)
End User: Fusion Center Analysts
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The Integrated Suspicious Activity Report and Decision Analysis System (iSARs) will combine SARs and other intelligence products with risk and decision analysis techniques (including Bayes networks) to better detect possible adversarial plans and estimate which threats are associated with the greatest probability of occurrence.


IMMERSION PHASE: Security for Mass Events
End User: The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

coliseum 3.jpgCREATE is in a unique position to study and improve security procedures, resource allocation, and patron experience at mass events through its close ties to the Los Angeles Coliseum. The project objective is a pedestrian simulation model to be transitioned to the Coliseum public safety and security staff.



RAMCAP Water and Waste Water Services Economic Consequence Analysis Model
End User: DHS and endorsed by American Water Works Association


 RAMCAP™ (Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection) is a software tool for analyzing and managing risks associated threats to critical infrastructure. It provides a practical means for identifying security vulnerabilities and provides methods to evaluate the options for overcoming them.



Regional and National Economic Impacts of Port Disruptions
End User: Port Authorities and USCG

Port Police.jpgThis operational tool can be used by both USCG officers and port authorities to perform rapid estimation of potential economic losses from disruption of port operations. The goal is to develop a port security risk analysis and resource allocation system that integrates port operation model, risk assessment framework, economic consequence analysis, and resource/technology portfolio allocation model into an integrated incident response and resource allocation system.

Economic Consequence Estimation Using a Reduced-Form Tool: Application to Earthquakes in California
End User: Federal, state, and local emergency management officials

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The CREATE Reduced Form Economic Consequence Estimating Tool (RFT) allows for the rapid calculation of property damage and business interruption associated with earthquake events in California. The tool helps emergency management officials to quickly gauge their need for mobilization of their own resources and requests for potential transfer of resources between jurisdictions in the aftermath of a disaster.