Find out more about how the Social Media Analytics and Reporting Toolkit (SMART) enables analysts to identify trends and anomalies to improve decision making during disasters. SMART provides scalable analysis and visualization of social media posts. The system uses topic extraction, combinations of keyword filters, word cluster examination, and unusual event detection to provide situational awareness and improve decision-making for time-critical tasks.
Learn how Coastal Resilience COE researchers are working with local communities in Houston, TX to assess their vulnerability to hazards and develop quality hazard mitigation plans.
Learn how DHS S&T Coastal Resilience COE researchers are working with local communities to help track their progress toward recovery. One key component is the use of a Community Recovery Checklist, which provides 79 metrics, organized within 10 Recovery Focus Areas, providing relevant indicators to monitor changes in recovery over time. Discover ways metrics can be used to characterize recovery progress, detect problems with recovery, and increase future resilience by building a fact base for recovery planning.
Learn how DHS Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence partner Johnson C. Smith University leveraged an initial $50,000 grant from the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs to build one the nation’s leading computer science programs at a Minority Serving Institution. Today’s graduates are filling science and engineering workforce needs across the homeland security enterprise, including emergency management technology and analytics.
The Maritime Security Summer Research Institute is an eight-week intensive summer research program designed to engage undergraduate and graduate-level engineering and science students in homeland security-focused research with MSC researchers and homeland security practitioners.