Earlier this month, the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute held its annual meeting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The event, titled the CIRI Symposium on Resilience of Critical Infrastructures, drew nearly 100 participants from academia, government, and the private sector to hear about CIRI projects, to discuss pressing critical infrastructure challenges, and to explore new opportunities to collaborate.
CIRI researchers Adam Rose and Noah Dormady are developing a tool - the Business Resilience Calculator (BRC) - to measure and assess the resilience of a business in the face of a disruption, such as a natural disaster, infrastructure collapse, or terrorist attack. The BRC will allow businesses to precisely measure their resilience by assessing the potential economic impact of damage to critical infrastructure.
From self-driving cars to intelligent robotic assistants to remote surgical systems, autonomous technology will revolutionize the way we live, work, and play. In order to enable this revolution, however, advancements in foundational research and workforce development must first take place to provide assured and certified-safe performance.
CSL Assistant Professor Masooda Bashir has been named the iSchool's Centennial Scholar for 2018-2019. Endowed by alumni and friends of the School, the Centennial Scholar award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and/or professional promise in the field of library and information science.
The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hosted five students from Howard University and Florida International University as part of the CIRI Summer Internship Program. Additionally, CIRI hosted a research team of one faculty member and two students from the University of Texas at El Paso through the DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).&nbs