According to the Campus Safety and Security (CSS) data provided by the U.S. Department of Education, on average more than 3,500 robberies and 2,000 fire accidents occur each year on US college campuses.

Given the large number of crimes, accidents and security breaches on campuses, it is important to develop and implement effective measures that can prevent, deter, detect and respond to safety incidents.

As a result of a recent grant proposal collectively presented to the National Science Foundation, a strong partnership formed between the departments of Information Technology Services, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Sociology, and Electrical Engineering on...

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About the Author:

Rachel Gerner is the executive assistant to the CIO at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville.