Cross-Border Movement of People: Monitoring & Facilitation and Organized Crime
Cross-Border Movement of Goods: Port of the Future and Trade Compliance
Homeland Security Enterprise Education and Workforce Development
Tony Ambler, Ph.D., Director and PI
Kurt Berens, Executive Director
The Borders, Trade, and Immigration (BTI) Institute, led by the University of Houston, conducts and transitions research, develops innovative solutions, and provides education that enhances the Nation's ability to secure the borders, facilitate legitimate trade and travel, and ensure the integrity of the immigration system. Through a multi-disciplinary team of national and international experts, the BTI Institute delivers transformational technology-driven solutions, data-informed policies, workforce development opportunities for today's Homeland Security Enterprise, and trans-disciplinary education for the next generation of homeland security experts.
New Project | Modeling International Flows: Theory, Evidence and Forecast
David Leblang, Ph.D., principle investigator, aims to advance the current state of understanding regarding migrant flows and offer insights into predicting future increases in migration.
New Project | Missed Detections: From Data to Actionable Estimates
Dennis Egan, Ph.D., principle investigator, aims to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other agencies assess and document performance; get early warning of change; assess trends in a timely fashion; and understand the effect of specific resource allocations on deterrence and detection.
BTI Annual Report:
Cross-Border Movement of People
Cross-Border Movement of Goods
Immigration System Integrity
Border Management Operations
Katie McKeon, from Rutgers University and the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis, a DHS Center of Excellence, presented her project, The Modified Online Delphi Process Software during the 2018 DHS COE Summit May 29-31, 2018.
The BTI partners are listed below. Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) are noted with an asterisk.
External Advisory Board:
The EAB consists of public leaders with significant expertise in border and coastal security, immigration, and trade issues.
Alan Bersin (lead)
Gustavo Mohar Betancourt
Maria Luisa Boyce
Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez
Julie Myers Woods