CREATE researchers, staff, and students were well represented at the recent Annual U.S. Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence (COE) Summit, held virtually this year on May 19 and 20. They presented their work in a plenary session, a fireside chat, a student poster session, and various aspects of “showcase” events that included an introduction to the new CREATE Director, an overview of CREATE, information on its research transition and commercialization efforts, a demonstration of transition products, and a presentation of new survey results. See more details and links to their presentations below.
- CREATE incoming director (effective July 1, 2021), Randy Hall, the original lead-PI and co-Director of CREATE, introduced himself and spoke of his vision of the Center’s future (view his profile here)
- CREATE Research Associate Juan Machado participated in the Student Poster Session with his poster on “Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Stimulus Packages” (view his presentation here)
- CREATE Associate Director for International Affairs and Director of the USC Safe Communities Institute Erroll Southers was featured in a fireside chat, “The Current State of Homegrown Violent Extremism”
- CREATE Director Adam Rose presented the paper “Impacts of the Coronavirus on the Economy of the United States“ (co-authored with CREATE Research Fellows Terrie Walmsley, Dan Wei, Richard John, and Jakub Hlavka) in the conference session, “Assessing the Economic Impact of COVID-19”
- CREATE Associate Director Isaac Maya presented an overview of CREATE Research Transition and Commercialization
- CREATE Graduate Research Assistant Katie Byrd presented survey data in “Impacts of the Coronavirus on the Economy of the United States: Results of a Survey on Avoidance Behavior"
- Adam Rose and Isaac Maya presented an overview of CREATE
- Adam Rose and CREATE External Research Fellow Sam Chatterjee (PNNL) demonstrated the Economic Consequence Analysis Tool (E-CAT) (the latest version of the E-CAT software can be downloaded here)
- Additional recent projects and research, videos, and publications that were showcased in CREATE’s COE Summit booth can be viewed here
Posted: May 26, 2021