DHS Selects George Mason University for Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis Center of Excellence

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today the selection of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new Center of Excellence (COE) in Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA). S&T will provide CINA with a $3.85 million grant for its first operating year in a 10-year grant period.

The leadership team will consist of GGS professor Anthony Stefanidis, who serves as director of the new Center of Excellence; University Professor Louise Shelley, director of Mason’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center; Paulo Costa, associate professor of systems engineering and operations research; professor David Weisburd, executive director of Mason’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy; Allison Redlich, professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society; Jim Jones, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; and professor Mary Ellen O’Toole, director of Mason’s Forensic Science Program.

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