Noah Dormady helps start new DHS Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence

Glenn College Professor Noah Dormady is a co-principal investigator in a new multi-million dollar Center of Excellence funded by the Dept. of Homeland Security.

The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) will collaborate with the Dept. of Homeland Security, state and local government agencies, private sector partners, first responder agencies, and other Centers of Excellences to help the United States better understand complex issues of managing catastrophic risks to critical infrastructure like electric utilities.

“It is exciting to see the Glenn College and Ohio State partner with one of these important research centers that is working on the cutting edge of resilience research. I think that this will really help put Ohio State on the map in the resilience community," Dormady said.

Dormady is part of two research teams that each received competitive grants from Dept. of Homeland Security in support of their research at the new Center of Excellence. With these grants, he will be developing new models, theories and software to help firms and critical infrastructure providers (such utility companies and port authorities) better respond to catastrophic disasters.

Led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CIRI is part of the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Center of Excellence network of hundreds of universities conducting groundbreaking research to address homeland security challenges.

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