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The principal objectives of the Computing Sciences program are to provide increased performance and computational capability for processing signals and data, extract critical information and actionable intelligence to enhance the warfighters' situational awareness. decision making, command and control, and weapons systems performance. This program identifies and addresses the Army's critical basic research problems in Computing Sciences where progress has been inhibited by a lack of novel concepts or fundamental knowledge. Computing Sciences is pervasive in nearly all Army systems especially Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. The program supports research efforts to advance the Army's and nation's knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques governing intelligent and trusted computing. More specifically, the program aims to promote basic research studies to establish new computing architectures and models for intelligent computing, to create novel data fusion and extraction techniques for efficient information processing, to develop models for analyzing and quantifying social media interactions, and to build resilient computing systems for mission assurance. The results of these research efforts will stimulate future studies and help to keep the U.S. at the forefront of research in the computing sciences. The Computing Sciences program supports the following research areas:
Dr. Cliff Wang
Computational Architectures and Visualization
Dr. Joseph (Michael) Coyle
Computational Architectures and Visualization program supports the development of new computational theories, mathematical abstractions, and models of computation needed to address the difficulties associated with heterogeneous, parallel and distributed processing. This subarea also involves innovative research in all aspects of visualization to include everything from computational geometry and computer graphics to large-scale computer simulations and virtual environments.
Information and Software Assurance
Dr. Cliff Wang
Information and Software Assurance addresses the research and development of highly assured, self-healing and survivable software and information systems that address the processing and delivery of authentic, accurate, secure, reliable, and timely information, regardless of threat conditions.
Information Processing and Fusion
Dr. Liyi Dai
Information Processing and Fusion is focused on addressing research needs in converting sensor data into useful information to support effective decision-making. Topics supported under this program include image understanding, robotic perception, collaborative sensing by multimodality sensors, analysis and exploitation of high dimensional multimodality datasets, and brain-computer interfaces.
Dr. Kate Coronges (Acting)
Social Informatics program seeks to quantify technology-based social interaction phenomena, to develop metrics for the quantified phenomena and to develop forensic and predictive analytical and computational models based on these quantifications and metrics. The goal is to discover the quantifiable principles underlying technology-based social interaction, particularly as it relates to asymmetric defense.