People

Director

Director of CREATE

Dr. 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. 

Associate Director of Research

Associate Director for Research
 
Dr. Richard John serves as the Associate Director for Research at CREATE, professor in the Department of Psychology at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at USC and as a Research Fellow at CREATE.

International Programs

Associate 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. 

Education

Dr. Gisele Ragusa is a Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) in the Viterbi School of Engineering's Division of Engineering Education.

Associate Director for Transition

Associate Director for Transition

Dr. Isaac Maya, PhD, PE (Nuclear), has over 25 years experience in executive management, strategic planning, and high technology academic and industrial research and development.

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 Operations Research and Game Theory

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

Research Area Co-Leader for Risk Perception and Communication
 
Dr. Richard John serves as the Associate Director for Research at CREATE, Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at USC and is a Research Fellow at CREATE.
Research Area Leader for Economic Assessment

Dr. Scott Farrow serves as Research Theme Leader for Economic Assessment at CREATE,  Professor in the Department of Economics at UMBC, a branch of the University of Maryland and as a Research Fellow at CREATE.

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 a Research Fellow at CREATE.

Research Professor

Dr. Adam Rose is a Research Professor in the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy and a Research Fellow at CREATE. Previously, he held faculty and department chair positions in applied economics departments at The Pennsylvania State University and West Virginia University, as well as a faculty positon in economics at the University of California, Riverside. He received his PhD in economics from Cornell University, but has worked on interdisciplinary topics throughout most of his career. 

Research Associate Professor

Dr. Dan Wei is Research Associate Professor in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and a Research Fellow at CREATE.

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Jonathan Eyer is Research Assistant Professor in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and a Research Fellow at CREATE.