The Maritime Security Center held its 10th Annual Summer Research Institute, June 3 - July 26, 2019, at the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, NJ.   Outcomes from the 2019 program were featured in a Stevens Institute of Technology article.  To review a copy, visit: Student Innovation in Maritime Safety and Security

Student Participants

 The 2019 Summer Research Institute included 25 students representing seven U.S. universities, including New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology, SUNY Maritime College, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of North Carolina Pembroke, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and Virginia Tech. 

The  academic majors for this year's student cohort included:  Applied Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering/Transportation Infrastructure Systems, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Geographical Information Systems, Maritime Systems, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and Software Engineering. 

Student Team Research Projects

  • Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Buoy System – Prototype Development

    Research Project Poster / Presentation Slides
  • Automatic Identification System (AIS) Vessel Anomaly Detection

    Research Project Poster / Presentation Slides
  • Enhanced Perception and Navigation for the BlueROV Underwater Robot

    Research Project Poster / Presentation Slides
Homeland Security Field-Visits and Exercises

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)- Field Operations, Port of New York/Newark
CBP New York Laboratory
PANYNJ - Active Shooter Full-scale Exercise - Bayonne Cruise Terminal
NYC Ferry System - Security Observations
U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York

Featured Guest Speakers

Mr. Bert Macesker, Executive Director, USCG Research and Development Center and Ms. Grace Python, Senior Operations Analyst, USCG Research and Development Center