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2016 Award Winners

Center Name

Center of Excellence for Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT)

Center Host Institution

University of Rhode Island

Project Title

A Complex Variable Method to Predict an Aerodynamics of Arbitrary Shape Debris

Faculty Team Member

Sayavur Bakhtiyarov

Faculty Institution

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology


Center Name

Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC)

Center Host Institution

Renaissance Computing Institute

Project Title

Application of an Artificial Neural Network Model for Storm Surge Prediction in North Carolina

Faculty Team Member

Anton Bezuglov

Faculty Institution

Benedict College


Center Name

Center of Excellence for Zoonotic and Animal Disease Defense (ZADD)

Center Host Institution

Kansas State University

Project Title

Interaction of Modified and Unmodified Biodegradable Nanoparticles with Innate Immune System Collectin Proteins

Faculty Team Member

Matthewos Eshete

Faculty Institution

Mississippi Valley State University


Center Name

National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)

Center Host Institution

University of Southern California

Project Title

Approximation Methods in Security Games for CPS

Faculty Team Member

Mina Guirguis

Faculty Institution

Texas State University


Center Name

Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC)

Center Host Institution

University of Alaska

Project Title

Simulating Vessel Drifts on Bering Sea Traffic Routes

Faculty Team Member

Eranna Guruvadoo

Faculty Institution

Bethune-Cookman University


Center Name

Center for Borders, Trade, and Immigration Research (CBTIR)

Center Host Institution

University of Houston

Project Title

Bidirectional Exchange of Global Sexual Health Hazards in International Travels: Implications for Border Security

Faculty Team Member

Yok Fong Paat

Faculty Institution

University of Texas at El Paso


Center Name

Center for Excellence for Zoonotic and Animal Disease Defense (ZADD)

Center Host Institution

Texas A&M University

Project Title

Investigation on Cytotoxic Potency of Brucella spp. in J774A.1 Mouse Macrophage Cell Lines

Faculty Team Member

Tumen Wuliji

Faculty Institution

Lincoln University in Missouri


Center Name

Center for Excellence for Zoonotic and Animal Disease Defense (ZADD)

Center Host Institution

Kansas State University

Project Title

Validation of Multiplex Quantitative PCR Assay for Detection and Quantification of Seven Major Escherichia coli Serogroups and Associated Virulence Genes in Goat Milk and Cheeses

Faculty Team Member

Steve Zeng

Faculty Institution

Langston University


Center Name

Center for Visualization and Data Analytics (CVADA)

Center Host Institution

Rutgers University

Project Title

A Collaborative Vision Approach with Semantic 3D Scene Models for Scalable Crowd Behavior Analysis and Navigation Support

Faculty Team Member

Zhigang Zhu

Faculty Institution

The City College of New York