The Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency (CAOE), led by Arizona State University, develops and applies advanced analytical tools and technologies to enhance planning, information sharing and real-time decision-making in homeland security operations.

The research at CAOE will help the Department of Homeland Security improve screening and inspections at our national borders, ports and airports; and better predict and respond to emergencies.

Real World Impact

Split-second decision-making

Wise allocation of scarce resources

Accurately predicting cascading consequences of natural and manmade disasters

These are just some of the complex challenges our country’s homeland security workforce faces each day.

The research, systems and technology developed at CAOE provide homeland security agencies with real-time information, predictive tools for resource and response planning, and systems that increase the odds of resolving security problems.

Center Leadership

Portrait of Ross Maciejewski

Ross Maciejewski


Arizona State University

Portrait of Pitu Mirchandani

Pitu Mirchandani

Chief Scientist

Arizona State University

Portrait of Daniel McCarville

Daniel McCarville

Associate Director of Education

Arizona State University


Ron Askin

Arizona State University

David Bader

Georgia Institute of Technology

Brandon Behlendorf

University at Albany, State University of New York

John Birge

University of Chicago

David Brownstone

University of California, Irvine

Kelvin Cheu

University of Texas, El Paso

Lauren Davis

North Carolina A&T State University

Jingrui He

Arizona State University

Thomas Kull

Arizona State University

Eva Lee

Georgia Institute of Technology

Huan Liu

Arizona State University

David Morton

Northwestern University

Giulia Pedrielli

Arizona State University

Nicholas Scurich

University of California, Irvine

Jorge Sefair

Arizona State University

Hanghang Tong

Arizona State University

Detlof von Winterfeldt

University of Southern California


University Research & Development to Protect the Homeland
May 29 - 30, 2018 | Arlington, VA
For Minority Serving Institution Faculty
Please email for an application
June 21 - 22, 2018 | Arizona State University