Tony Ambler, dean of the UH College of Technology, has been appointed to serve as principal investigator and director of the UH Borders, Trade, and Immigration (BTI) Institute. Established in 2015, The Institute delivers transformational technology-driven solutions, data-informed policies, workforce development opportunities for today’s Homeland Security Enterprise, and trans-disciplinary education for the next generation of homeland security experts. Established as a Center of Excellence by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, the BTI is one of five nationally-recognized centers located at UH. “I follow on from Dr. Ioannis Kakadiaris, the founding director of BTI, whose vision established the center together with his team. I am excited by the opportunity, and also by the aims of the center to improve our nation’s security,” said Ambler.