Dietz, James Eric

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Dietz, James Eric
Crowd Management System
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  2. Civil Engineering
Dietz, James Eric
Handheld Metal Detector Precision Deployment Assembly (HHMD PDA)
  1. Mechanical Engineering
Dietz, James Eric
T-Valve System Improves Energy Efficiency of Firefighting Robot
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering
Dietz, James Eric


Dr. J. Eric Dietz is a Professor in the Department of Computer Technology and Director of the Purdue Homeland Security. Dr. Dietz served as the founding Executive Director for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Dietz earned a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue. He served in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. In 2008, he received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, the Highest Award for Distinguished Service from then Governor Mitch Daniels, and in 2006 he received the President's Award from the Indiana Fire Chief's Association. His research interests include homeland security, intelligence and decision-making information technology, and risk management for critical infrastructure protection.

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