Christopher Griffin, a faculty member in Penn State's Applied Research Lab, has been awarded the Sidney D. Drell Academic Award by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). The award is one of several achievement awards presented annually by the INSA to outstanding young professionals across the national security and intelligence field. Award winners are nominated by their peers for their leadership, commitment, hard work and dedication to their professional sector.
Griffin produces research that applies advanced mathematical modeling techniques to critical national security needs. His cutting-edge work is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and the nation's intelligence agencies. His work directly supports information fusion and decision-making systems that support the intelligence and national security work done in the U.S. Griffin also mentors students involved in national security and defense and is the author of numerous academic publications.