Dr. Arens is Director of ISI's Intelligent Systems Division
, one of the largest artificial intelligence research labs in the U.S. The division's work includes:
Dr. Arens co-directs the USC/Columbia University Digital Government Research Center (DGRC
Selected DGRC research projects include:
He is co-founder of and remains active in ISI's new Center for Research on Unexpected Events (CRUE), which was established to investigate the policies, infrastructure and support needed to improve responses to low-probability, high-impact events -- natural or man-made -- within dynamic human environments.
CRUE is intended to catalyze a broad range of cross-divisional work at both ISI locations, along with partners in other parts of USC, other universities, industry, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.
CRUE is an outgrowth of a workshop ISI organized for the National Science Foundation on "Responding to the Unexpected," which was held in lower Manhattan this past February. The final report from this workshop can be downloaded at the CRUE website