Research Projects

LCCD: Laboratory for Computational Cultural Dynamics

The Laboratory for Computational Cultural Dynamics (LCCD) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory partnered with the UM Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). The lab focuses on the development of algorithms to automatically track open source information related to terror groups, tribes, and socio-cultural-political entities, as well as conduct behavioral analytics (including forecasting, what-if reasoning and policy formulation). These computational environments allow human decision makers to leverage both their own expertise and the data and algorithms developed at LCCD to best support their mission.