Change in CREATE Management

On July 1, 2005, Dr. Detlof von Winterfeldt assumed the position of Director of USC’s Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE). As director, he is responsible for overseeing all research, education, outreach, and management activities of the center Together with Dr. Randolph Hall, he wrote USC’s proposal for CREATE, winning a competition of 72 universities to become the first university center of excellence funded by the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. von Winterfeldt’s research background is in decision and risk analysis applied to environmental, technology, and security problems. As co-director of CREATE, he provided oversight of the risk and economic analysis teams and conducted a major case study of the risks of dirty bomb attacks on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Dr. von Winterfeldt is also Deputy Dean of the School of Policy, Planning, and Development. He will resign from this position on August 15, 2005 to focus his efforts solely on CREATE. Dr. Randolph Hall, formerly co-director of CREATE and Senior Associate Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering, has been promoted to Vice-Provost for Research Advancement of the University of Southern California. He will continue to conduct research as part of the CREATE team. Join us in congratulating both Dr. von Winterfeldt and Dr. Hall and wishing them well in their new positions.