The Multimodal Information Access & Synthesis (MIAS) Center is funded by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as part of the DHS Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA) Center of Excellence; 1 of only 12 DHS Centers of Excellence.

The MIAS Center is located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Computer Science.

The Mission of the Multimodal Information Access and Synthesis Center (MIAS) is to:

• Develop theories, algorithms, and tools for analysts & researchers

• Access a variety of data formats

• Integrate unstructured data with existing resources

• Transform raw data into useful & understandable information