SRI 2015 group pictureThe Maritime Security Center held its sixth annual Summer Research Institute, from June 1 to July 24, 2015, at the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, NJ.

Student Participants

This summer's program included 14 students representing Stevens Institute of Technology, the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (UPRM), Brown University, Drew University and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Research Projects and Outcomes

Students were assigned to one of the following three research teams. (To download a copy of the student's final presentation slides, please click on the respective links below.)

Guest Speakers

Students received insight into the state and practice of maritime security and the Marine Transportation System through presentations and lectures by Center researchers and maritime industry and homeland security experts. This past summer's guest speakers included:

Guest Speaker


Lecture Topic

Dr. Brendan Englot

Stevens Institute

ROVs and Port Security Applications

Mr. Chris Francis

Stevens Institute

Testing and Evaluating Layered Technologies for Harbor Security

Dr. Philip Orton

Stevens Institute

Dynamic Flood Mapping

Dr. Charles Potter

Sandia National Labs

Domain Awareness for Radiological and Nuclear Security

Dr. Philip Vital

Naval Engineering Facilities Command

Security of Undersea Cabling

Mr. David Warrington

Port Authority of NY/NJ

Risk Assessment and Management

Dr. Alex Wellerstein

Stevens Institute

Dynamic Modeling of Plume Dispersions

The students also attended the Center's annual SRI visit to CBP at the Port of New York/Newark.