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.