The Center for the Management of Information (CMI) is a proud co-leader of the new Center of Excellence for Border Security and Immigration (BSI). This prestigious appointment by the Department of Homeland security puts CMI and the University of Arizona squarely on the forefront of America’s national security efforts.
With a uniquely qualified staff and expertise in departments across campus, BSI’s collaborative work ranges from cutting-edge identification optics to probing analysis of immigration policy, to balancing streamlined cross-border trade with the demands for heavy security. CMI is integral in these efforts, with its research in deception detection and security technology, which will ultimately enhance privacy, and drastically reduce the incidence of racial profiling.
BSI partners include:
- Arizona State University
- Migration Policy Institute
- New Mexico State University
- Pennsylvania State University
- RAND Corporation
- Research Triangle International
- San Diego State University
- University of California – Irvine
- University of Minnesota
- University of New Mexico
- University of Texas – Pan American
- University of Washington
- West Virginia University
Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR)
CMI is also a member of the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) -- a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC). Its mission is to advance identification technology and it is strongly focused on the areas of biometric systems and credibility assessment. The Center’s portfolio of activities achieves this mission through interdisciplinary research into emerging enabling technologies, cross training of scientists and engineers, and facilitation of technology transfer to the private and government sectors through its affiliates.
CITeR is has two primary sites. West Virginia University is the Center’s founding and lead site focusing on biometrics and related identification technology and systems. The University of Arizona is the Center’s second site focusing on credibility assessment systems. Each CITeR University site maintains and develops interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships with other academic institutions to effectively respond to affiliate research needs.
CITeR affiliates include:
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Computer Sciences Corporation
- Department of Defense
- Department of Homeland Security-Science & Technology
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Lockheed Martin
- National Security Agency
- Northrop Grumman
- Sagem Morpho Inc.
- West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation
The Center for the Management of Information also has a long history of collaboration and partnerships with significant researchers.
Current partners/collaborators include:
Dr. Hsinchun Chen, Director, A.I. Lab, University of Arizona
Dr. Matthew Jensen, Assistant Professor, MIS, University of Oklahoma
Dr. Magnus K. Magnusson, M.D., University of Iceland
Dr. Dimitris Metaxas, Professor, Computer Science and Biometric Engineering, Rutgers University
Dr.Douglas Twitchell, Assistant Professor, School of IT, Illinois State University
Dr. J. P. Blair, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Texas State University
Dr. J. Leon Zhao, Professor and Honeywell Fellow, MIS, University of Arizona
Dr. Dale Tunnell, President, Forensitec
Dr. Suzanne P. Weisband, Associate Professor/Eller Fellow, MIS, University of Arizona
Dr. Daniel Zeng, Associate Professor, MIS, University of Arizona
Dr. Joey F. George, Professor Information Systems, Florida State University
Dr. Timothy Levine, Professor, Communications, Michigan State University
Media Interface and Network Design (M.I.N.D. lab), Michigan State University,
Enriqa Dente, Imperial College, London, England
Dr. Frank Horvath, Professor, Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
Dr. David Biros, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University