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Complex Networks for Computational Urban Resilience (CONCUR)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: 140D6318C0086
Agency Tracking Number: D17C-003-0041
Amount: $224,967.35
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: ST17C-003
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-04-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-07-05
Small Business Information
3527 Beverly Glen Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
United States
DUNS: 124668711
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Timur Chabuk
 (571) 235-5720
Business Contact
 Amos Freedy
Phone: (818) 884-4830
Research Institution
 University of California, Irvine, D
 Dr. Rick Grannis
3151 Social Science Plaza
Irvine, CA 92697
United States

 (949) 824-6800
 Nonprofit College or University

CONCUR develops a computational framework for assessing and characterizing urban environments stability or fragility in response to volatility and stress, identifying specific weaknesses as well as key tipping points which could lead to rapid systemic failure. CONCUR explicitly models urban environments as emergent complex systems, focusing attention on the critical triggers that could lead to rapid transformations from robust to fragile. CONCUR ingests both social media and archival data using an already developed tool, identifying key indicators of urban functions and potential disruptors. CONCUR quantifies these indicators importance to the environments stability and incorporates them into a conceptual ontology, characterizing the urban terrains ability to maintain stability and provide civil services and governance. CONCUR weighs the impact that these indicators and their causal inter-linkages have upon each other across time, and produces a resilience score, characterizing the urban environments fragility and forecasting its likelihood to become feral. CONCUR uses cutting-edge analytics to identify specific weaknesses in infrastructure and services and to identify emerging tipping points that could lead to instability and rapid system failure. CONCUR provides users both quantitative analytics as well as intuitive visualizations through an already developed insight-generating interface.

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