What do we mean by “security” research?
What is the Warwick International Security Initiative?
The Warwick International Security Initiative is a project funded by the University to undertake the initial scoping for a new research initiative and possibly a new research centre focussed on International Security. This is a multidisciplinary initiative bringing together researchers from across campus to address research questions in this area, sitting outside of the departmental structure (i.e. it is not based in or led by any one department). Current research themes include:
- Food Security
- Energy Security and International Relations
- Climate Change and Security
- Organisational Resilience
- Digital Media and Security
- Resilience and Robustness of Complex Systems
Who is involved?
Which funders support research on security?
What research within the Science faculty could be applied to security studies?
Detection of threats- physiological, behavioural or spectral detection; remote detections; detection of electronic activity; detection of odours and explosives;
Sensing- chemical and physical signatures; animal olfaction; early warning systems for toxic agents in water; next-generation chemical sensors; development of new sensors for improved detection of biomolecules; nanoscale devices for improved sensitivity; environmental pollution;
Computer security- digital crime; secure data storage; encryption and analysis; IT forensics and data; information processing;
Psychology and identification- forensic psychology; forensic speech analysis, psychology of eyewitness identification; psychological profiling; neural networks; feature and acoustic recognition; fingerprint detection; image processing and pattern recognition;
Modelling- mortality estimation for populations; incident prediction; spread of disease; forecasting natural disasters;
Biological agents- misuse of microbes; identification/control of plant and animal diseases; detection, identification and dispersal of biological agents; response to new threats e.g. avian influenza; development of vaccines;
Energy- security of mineral supply, coastal and offshore renewable energy; impact of climate change on energy supply.