Holistic Safety and Security


We work with stakeholders across public and private sectors to solve challenges in cybersecurity and critical infrastructure that affect global economies, security and health. We aim to enable law enforcement agencies to provide faster, more efficient incident response, to lower the number of cyberattacks and lessen their impact to victims, and to enact evidence-based policies that contribute to safety and security.

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The Purdue Toolkit for Selective Analysis and Reconstruction of Files (FileTSAR)

FileTSAR, an all-in-one cybersecurity toolkit developed by Purdue Polytechnic researchers and their colleagues, is helping detectives dust for digital fingerprints.

Purdue researchers created a new design to improve firefighting robots and increase maneuverability to fight fires better and save lives.

A new automatic T-valve system for firefighting robots could make firefighters’ jobs less dangerous and save public lives, according to Eric Dietz.

Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar (left), Julia Rayz (front) and Marcus Rogers (right) with their team. (Photo/Vincent Walter)

Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, assistant professor of computer and information technology, and Julia Rayz, associate professor of computer and information technology, have developed the Chat Analysis Triage Tool (CATT), a program that uses natural language processing techniques to analyze conversations between minors and child predators.

Involved Faculty Expertise

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human Factors
  • Physical Safety
  • STEM Education Research
  • Sustainability
  • Systems & Networks
  • Transportation

Funding Opportunities

2019-2020 Seed Grant RFP

2018-2019 Travel Request Template

Reference Documents

Faculty Champion

Baijian "Justin" Yangyang
associate professor of computer and information technology

“Safety and security concerns develop from many actors and through many different technologies in our advancing society. By applying inter-disciplinary, holistic community approaches to these problems, we will build safer and more secure systems, and in turn, build stronger communities.”

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