4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Navigation, guidance, control and tracking
» Scenario development and decision support
» Simulators, trainers and artificial environments
» Policy development
» Testing and validation
5. TECHNOLOGIES & MATERIALS
» Detection technologies
6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» ICT applications
» Intelligence systems
» Artificial intelligence/robotics
» Cyber security
» Software, Data Processing
7. SOCIO-ECONOMIC SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES
» Human Sciences
» Social Sciences
The Center for Adaptive Security Research and Applications (CASRA) is based in Zurich and was founded in 2008. Our vision is clear: Enhancing people and technology for better security.
CASRA emerged from the Visual Cognition Research Group of the University of Zurich, which was founded by Adrian Schwaninger in 1999. Today, CASRA has a workforce of around 40 people, comprising of scientists, software developers, and aviation security experts.
The main objective of CASRA is to increase security and facilitation at airports and other critical infrastructures involving the interaction of people and technology:
› CASRA uses an interdisciplinary and holistic approach by combining applied psychology, soft-ware engineering, and data science.
› Our applications and methodology are based on applied research and are continuously im-proved in close collaboration with end users.
› Our knowledge is provided to society through publications in scientific journals, conferences and magazines.
Studies in the areas of human factors, human-machine interaction, perception and recognition of objects as well as system simulation have led to the development of applications for training and assessment in the area of aviation and border security, installed in more than 40 countries at more than 900 airports and other sites worldwide.
Our goal for Horizon 2020 projects is to contribute with and further enhance our capabilities in the following fields:
› Human-machine interaction in screening of luggage and goods
› Selection, training and assessment of operators
› Open and closed source intelligence and analytics
› Simulation of sociotechnical systems