This course introduces students to the various safety issues of concern to port management officials, including those related to cargo (e.g., oil spills) and those related to vessel traffic (e.g., collisions). Students receive instruction in the procedures required for the identification, prevention, and mitigation of problems associated with the various threats to the sensitive marine environment and to the safe passage of cargo-carrying vessels. Students are introduced to the concepts of risk assessment, contingency planning, vessel traffic management systems, and spill response planning. State, Federal, and international regulations and guidelines related to maritime safety are discussed. Case studies from the New York/New Jersey region and other port regions are employed in the delivery of this instruction.
This course introduces students to international and national safety and security issues of importance to officials in the maritime industry, including the UN International Maritime Organization, U.S. Coast Guard, vessel owners and operators, marine facility management, and Port Authorities. Risk-based analyses are performed to assess safety and security concerns related to vessel and shore labor practices, navigational safety including cargo (e.g., oil spills) and vessel traffic (e.g., collisions) movements, Maritime Domain Awareness, sensor technology, and potential terrorist activities. Students receive instruction in the procedures required for the identification, analysis, prevention, and mitigation of safety and security problems associated with the various threats to human safety, vessels, critical infrastructure, and sensitive marine environments. Students are introduced to the concepts of risk assessment and management, vessel traffic management systems, ship and port security planning, facility contingency planning, and event response planning. State, Federal, and international regulations and guidelines related to maritime safety and security are discussed. Case studies from the New York/New Jersey region and other port regions are employed in the delivery of this instruction.
This course provides broad knowledge of security systems and protocols applied in the Maritime Transportation System (MTS), consistent with international and national laws and regulations. Security policies, processes and procedures are presented and illustrated by case studies. All requirements for certification for those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Company Security Officer (CSO) or a Vessel Security Officer (VSO), as defined in the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS) and the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 as part of their vessel or port responsibilities, are covered.
Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Maritime Systems / Ocean Engineering
Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce
Dr. Bunin is the Chief Architect for the Stevens Maritime Security Laboratory (MSL), and a Research Professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering Department. As MSL architect, he has directed maritime security experiments in intruder detection involving acoustics, infrared and visible light video, and environmental sensing technologies. He is Co-Director of the Maritime Systems Graduate Program, specializing in Maritime Security. He is also the Faculty Advisor for the Stevens Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Career Development Fellowship Program, the Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce’s Summer Research Institute, and the Maritime Security Graduate Certificate Program. Prior to this, he held Senior Executive Positions in Research and Development at Bell Laboratories, and International Operations for AT&T.
Research & Education
Ph.D – Electrical Engineering/System Science , Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn, NY
MS – Systems Engineering/Operations Research. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York
Experience & Service
Dr. Bunin is the Chief Architect for the Stevens Maritime Security Laboratory (MSL), and Research Professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering Department. During the last five years, he has led the implementation of a unique maritime test laboratory extending from the Hudson River to an on-campus Visualization Center, where in situ experiments are controlled and directed.
He has directed over thirty maritime security experiments in intruder detection involving acoustics, infrared, visible light video, radar and environmental sensing. This has led to a patent for Stevens’ Passive Acoustic Detection System, the basis for Stevens’ Summer Research Institute, numerous publication, and was instrumental in Stevens being designated as a Center of Excellence in Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce by the Department of Homeland Security.He is Co-Director of the Maritime Systems Graduate Program, and Director of the Maritime Security Certificate Program.
He teaches three of the four maritime security certificate courses and several of the Maritime Systems courses(with partnership of T. Wakeman and A. Sutin). He is responsible for the continual upgrade of these courses to ensure relevance as the maritime security environment evolves. He is the Faculty Advisor, mentor, and tutor, and Thesis Advisor or reader to the five current DHS fellows, and to the forthcoming three. He is Advisor to one Ph. D. student in Maritime Systems.
He is currently working towards generalizing the Maritime Security curriculum to become a Transportation and Maritime System program. Prior to this, he has held Senior Executive Positions in Research and Development, and Operations in the telecommunications industry, including Bell Laboratories. He has been responsible for the implementation of many major complex projects including AT&T Unisource’s Pan European Data Network, Teleglobe’s Global Network, the US Federal Government Telecommunications System, FTS-2000, and numerous new digital and software-defined services for AT&T.
Chief Architect and Laboratory Director of the Maritime Security Laboratory (MSL), Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken NJ. In this position, Dr. Bunin is responsible for the creation and evolution of MSL laboratory, and for the direction of maritime security experiments in the Hudson River estuary and elsewhere.