CCICADA Reconnect Workshop, June 1 – 7, 2014

CCICADA Education Director Midge Cozzens at Reconnect 2014 with Rear Admiral Richard Gurnon, host of the event and president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. CCICADA Education Director Midge Cozzens at Reconnect 2014 with Rear Admiral Richard Gurnon, host of the event and president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Organizers, speakers and participants

Application, meals, lodging and travel

The deadline for applications was February 28, 2014. Applications are no longer being accepted.

During the 2014 workshop, undergraduate teaching faculty at all levels will be introduced to the role of mathematics and computer sciences in homeland security through the topic of forensics. Government and industry researchers may also attend to learn about new techniques.

CCICADA’s 2014 Reconnect Workshop will be held at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA, from Sunday evening, June 1, through Saturday afternoon, June 7. Our guest speakers, leading experts in their fields, will present a series of lectures and activities.

Participants will be involved in both research activities and in writing materials for use in the classroom or to share with colleagues. Some of these materials will be published in our Technical Report or our Educational Modules Series.

The topic of forensics, popularized by the CSI television series, is associated with the art and science of legal evidence and argument in a variety of areas, from criminal justice to cyber forensics, maritime forensics, and environmental forensics. For example, fingerprint analysis uses graph theory, cyber forensics uses cryptology, CT scans are used across many forensics areas especially in marine mammal forensics, etc. Several of these areas will be discussed, along with the tools used, at the 2014 workshop.

Questions? Contact Christine Spassione, Reconnect Program Coordinator, (848) 445-4304.

Application, Meals, Lodging, and Travel Tips

Apply online now (APPLICATION IS CLOSED)

Lodging and meals will be provided free of charge to US undergraduate teaching faculty through Department of Homeland Security funding. Limited funds are available to help defray travel expenses.


Participants will stay at The Holiday Inn Cape Cod-Falmouth, 291 Jones Road, Falmouth, MA.

You do not have to book a room. CCICADA is making reservations for all participants.

Travel Tips (How to Get to the Holiday Inn in Falmouth, MA)

Driving Directions

By airplane:

  • Boston Logan Airport, then take a bus or shuttle to Falmouth
  • Providence Greene Airport, then bus or shuttle to Falmouth
  • Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis (via Logan or Greene), then take a taxi to Falmouth

By train:

Take Amtrak or other train to Boston. Then take a bus or shuttle to Falmouth.

Buses, limousines and shuttles: (Midge to provide links)

Peter Pan Bus Lines, Logan to Falmouth $25.20 each way.

Plymouth Brockton Bus Lines

Boston Limousine

Cape Destinations Limousine

Super Shuttle

Go Airport Shuttle

Just-in-Time Shuttle

Airport shuttle from Logan or Providence (Charge is $1.95/mile for 3 -5 people, $2.73/mile for 6 or more people, plus $75 pickup fee. Mileage charges are for the whole group not individually. Boston to Falmouth is 70 miles; Providence to Falmouth is 76 miles.)

Organizers, Speakers and Participants


Dr. Midge Cozzens, DIMACS and CCICADA, Rutgers University
Dr. Laura Kelleher, Professor of Mathematics, Massachusetts Maritime Academy


Dr. Gene Fiorini, Associate Director of DIMACS, Rutgers University
Nasir Memon, New York University
Michael Moore, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Victor Fay-Wolfe, University of Rhode Island CS Department and Director of DHS Center on Cyber Forensics

Support and Module Development

Joyati Debnath, Winona State University


Michael Ackerman, Bellarmine University
Dhruba Adhikari, Southern Polytechnic State University
Maurino Bautista, Rochester Institute of Technology
Donna Beers, Simmons College
Melanie Brown, Champlain College
Catherine Buell, Bates College
Brad Chinn, West Valley College
Catherine Crawford, Elmhurst College
Amy Katherine Curry, College of Lake County
Joyati Debnath, Winona State University

Kim Factor, Marquette University
Lila Ghemri, Texas Southern University
Carol Gibbons, Salve Regina University
James Hamblin, Shippensburg University
Shu-Ping Han, CCNY Tech
Jennifer Hutchison, Cedarville University
M.A. Karim, Southern Polytechnic State University
Alexander Kheyfits, CCNY
Tuwaner Lamar, Morehouse College
Choong-Su Lee, St. Lawrence University
Jessica Libertini, University of Rhode Island
Bin Lu, California State University Sacramento
Lisa Maggiore, Appalachian State University
Teresa Magnus, Rivier University
Alison Marr, Southwestern University
Mandi Maxwell, Trinity Christian College
Ann Moskol, Rhode Island College
Carol Overdeep, Southwestern University
Violeta Vasileyska, Utah Valley University




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