Keynote Address

Keynote Address
The keynote address will be given by Dr. Allen Parrish.

Dr. Parrish is a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) at The University of Alabama. CAPS is an organization of 50 people (including 30 full-time software developers) that has developed a number of cutting edge software systems in public safety, traffic safety, homeland security as well as health and human services. Their portfolio includes electronic traffic citation and crash reporting systems, information sharing systems, and data analysis systems, and they have developed a track record of recognized innovation in a number of areas. Their sponsors have included the US Departments of Transportation, Justice and Homeland Security, and they have partnered with approximately 15 Alabama state agencies, as well as states from all over the U.S., including recent collaborations with Wyoming, Nevada, New Mexico, Arkansas, Mississippi and Georgia. Dr. Parrish received a B.S. from The University of Tennessee at Martin, and received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.