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START Researchers Honored with Best Paper Award by IEEE


START Researchers Honored with Best Paper Award by IEEE

June 29, 2006

START Director Gary LaFree, START investigator Laura Dugan, and START graduate student Heather Fogg are the recipients of the Best Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (2006).

"A First Look at Domestic and International Global Terrorism Events, 1970-1997" was selected for this award from more than 500 papers presented at the conference. The paper provides an introduction to the Global Terrorism Database under development at START and demonstrates how these data can be used to enhance understanding about the occurrence and impact of terrorism.


Research Area: 
Terrorism and Society