Research is essential to accomplishing our goal of advancing public safety. CAPS’ research areas include:

  • Analytics
  • Information mining
  • Algorithms
  • Optimization
  • Efficient allocation of law enforcement and traffic safety resources
  • Design of more effective traffic safety countermeasures
  • Safety-weather inter-relationship
  • Big data
  • Software engineering and virtual reality

Much of CAPS’ research is in the area of analytics. CAPS applies advanced analytical techniques to the many data sources. These data sources are made available by sponsors who in return gain new knowledge to improve their operational capabilities.

Our broad range of research is demonstrated by the creation our Leadership in the Exploration of Analytics, Data, Engineering and Research (LEADER) laboratories which encompass the following labs:

Published papers and conference presentations are available for details of CAPS’ research.