About Us

Research

The Crisis Communication Center is the home of the Crisis Communication, Collaboration, Coordination and Information Fusion (C4IF) lab. Homeland Security (HLS) and Homeland Defense (HLD) research is performed in order to understand the effects of a series of factors on the four major dimensions of emergency management:
  • Preparedness
  • Prevention/ Mitigation
  • Response
  • Recovery
Factors include but are limited to:
  • Technological
  • Individual
  • Organizational
  • Societal
The Crisis Communication Center works in partnership with the Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC ) Picatinny Arsenal. ARDEC supports the HLS and HLD research performed at the Center. The BEOC is an inter-agency collaboration model researched as such by the NJIT Crisis Communication Center. The "Event Page", represented by the "NLE 2011" tag is an example of specific research being conducted at the Center.

Research teams consist of NJIT faculty as well as faculty from other institutions, Ph.D. students, graduate students, undergraduate students, and partners/ affiliates. Research thrust areas include but are not limited to:

  • Information Sharing and Inter-operability
  • Command and Control
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Ad-hoc reach-back Networks
  • GIS and Mapping
  • Crowd Sourcing and Social Media
  • Information Assurance and Cyber Security
  • Computer Mediated Communication (CMC)
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

Education

The NJIT MS program in Emergency Management and Business Continuity (EMBC) utilizes the C4IF lab for projects that are embedded into the curriculum. Students enrolled in both the MS EMBC program and the certificate program have access to the C4IF lab for student projects as well Center projects. Center projects allow students to experience first-hand, research that is directly applicable to HLS, HLD, and emergency management.


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