Randolph Hall to be CREATE Director, July 1

Professor Randolph Hall of the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has been appointed Director of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) by the deans of the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Price School of Public Policy.  The appointment is effective July 1.

Dr. Hall co-founded CREATE with Professor Detlof von Winterfeldt in 2004 and served as its co-director at the initial stages of the Center. CREATE was the first Department of Homeland Security (DHS) university Center of Excellence, selected through national competition among more than 70 universities.

Since its inception, CREATE has been a leader in independent academic analysis of the risks and consequences of major threats caused both by human actions and by natural events. The Center also investigates strategies to reduce and mitigate risks, as well as ways to manage disasters and emergencies.  As its new Director, Dr. Hall brings more than two decades of experience leading research centers and programs, including nearly 15 years serving as USC’s Vice President of Research. 

Professor Adam Rose of the Price School, current Director of CREATE, will continue his involvement in the Center as Senior Research Fellow.

Posted: April 14, 2021