The TRACE Project

The TRACE (Trackable Reasoning and Analysis for Collaboration and Evaluation) Project aims to improve reasoning and intelligence analysis through the development of a web-based application.

This web-based application will be developed to leverage the use of structured techniques, crowdsourcing and smart nudging to enhance analysts’ problem-solving abilities and foster creative thinking.

The TRACE Project is supported by a $5.2 million contract from the CREATE (Crowdsourcing Evidence, Reasoning, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation) Program of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), an arm of the Office for the Director of National Intelligence, which heads the nation’s intelligence services.

Led by professor Jennifer Stromer-Galley in the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University, the TRACE project leverages the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from Syracuse University, University of Arizona, Colorado State University, and SRC, Inc.