- CAIT Main
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- ANDERS - Automated Nondestructive Evaluation and Rehabilitation System
- BEAST - Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing
- CAES - Center for Advanced Energy Systems
- FMP - Freight and Maritime Program
- ICMP - Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program
- IMG - Information Management Group
- LESS - Laboratory for Energy Smart Systems
- LPS - Laboratory for Port Security
- LTBP - Long-Term Bridge Performance Program
- NJ LTAP - NJ Local Technical Assistance Program
- PRP - Pavement Resource Program
- PSSP - Pipeline Safety and Security Program
- SAM - Structures and Advanced Materials
- SSML - Soil and Sediment Management Laboratory
- TSRC - Transportation Safety Resource Center
- TTG - Technology Transfer Group
Updates & Features
CAIT hosts first-ever port and energy sustainability workshop
March 1, 2013 – Hosted by CAIT, this one day workshop united public and private stakeholders and international experts to discuss the impact of energy and sustainability on port operations and growth.
Memorial Scholarship Established for LPS Director Altiok
April 17, 2012 – The entire Rutgers community was shocked and saddened to learn that Tayfur Altiok, Ph.D., died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 14, from a sudden illness. Altiok was a professor of industrial and systems engineering in Rutgers School of Engineering and director of the Laboratory for Port Security at CAIT.
Maritime Risk Symposium 2011 Huge Success
November 2011 – Rutgers' CCICADA, CAIT, and DIMACS partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Area Commands to host the second symposium focusing on risk and economic assessment and risk management methodologies applicable in the maritime domain. The theme of the symposium was Developing Public-Private Partnerships in Homeland Security: How Risk Impacts Government Policy and Business Requirements.
Dr. Tayfur Altiok, program director for the Laboratory for Port Security (LPS), will host a delegation of port managers from Brazil as part of a U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) agreement with Agland Investment Services, Inc., and the Brazilian Secretariat of Ports. For three days beginning December 6, the group from Brazil will spend three days on the East Coast where they will visit marine terminals and U.S. Coast Guard facilities in the ports of New York/New Jersey and Philadelphia. The group will spend December 7 at Rutgers' CAIT to discuss and exchange ideas on port security and logistical operations. (December 2010)
Philadelphia Area Regional Transit Security Working Group (PARTSWG) Training and Exercising
LPS Program Director Tayfur Altiok, Ph.D. will serve as principal investigator on a $416,000 project that aims to enhance threat detection, prevention, and response capabilities of the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The project is part of infrastructure protection guidance efforts that stem from the National Transportation Security Center of Excellence program. Rutgers is one of 12 NTSCOEs in the United States.
LPS and the National Transportation Security: A DHS Center of Excellence (NTSCOE) are collaborating on a project that focuses on resiliency of rail corridors. The purpose of the project is to build a risk-based model of a rail network, estimate the consequences of specific disrupting events to the rail corridor, and develop a set of engineered and human resiliency measures that reduce the likelihood of an event or speed recovery from one. The goal is to help corridor decision makers improve response to accidents and attacks and create a valuable tool for education and training that can be applied to other rail corridors.
Past LPS news stories can be accessed in the CAIT News Archive