Dr. Cioffi's research on conflict, international relations, and social complexity has been funded by DARPA, NSF, ONR, NATO, and European research agencies. While serving at the State Department during 2006-2007 as a Jefferson Science Fellow of the National Academy of Science he developed models for risk assessment as well as the application of advanced social science methodologies such as computational models. During the year he also demonstrated the use of "polichart analysis", a cartographic modeling method he invented for visualization and analysis of complex spatial patterns in socio-political data, such as foreign energy dependencies or WMD proliferation potentials. he holds an inventor's patent for risk assessment of anthropogenic (man-made, as opposed to natural) catastrophes (US patent pending). These and other methods are useful in the analysis of national security policy issues that range from humanitarian crises to human trafficking. A highlight of his year in-residence at State was the preparation of a special report on the current state and future potential of computational social science applied to the analysis of foreign policy issues in a paper that received high praise from senior members, including the Director of the Policy Planning Staff.