Extremist Violence Project

The Extremist Violence research program develops new methods for understanding and predicting the sources and dynamics of extremist violence. Underneath this umbrella, CMAC researchers are employing psychological, anthropological, social and economic analyses, big-data sources and statistical modeling and computer simulation to study issues including self-radicalization, religious violence, and terrorism.

The results will increase both the accuracy and efficiency of data-based security intelligence: predicting where and when it is most likely to flare up, identifying how to avoid it, and determining how best to arrest it when it starts. Years Active: 2017–Present.

Key Personnel

Wesley Wildman (PI)
Saikou Diallo (PI)
Monica Toft (PI)
LeRon Shults (PI)
Ross Gore

Research Partners

Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC)