The Army battlefield of the future will be a complex, dynamic heterogeneous network involving multiple interacting actors and agents, generating a massive volume of data. The Army will require a means of controlling, channeling, directing and reshaping this dynamic and cluttered information field. ARL formed the Network Science Research Center (NSRC) to foster collaborative research needed to assess, model, predict & influence the complex behaviors & interactions between large scale and small scale communication, information and social-cognitive networks.
The NSRC provides a collaborative environment for jointly understanding the complex behaviors and interactions of large scale multi-genre networks.
The NSRC brings together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from across ARL’s Information & Human Sciences Campaigns to advance network science across several fronts including:
Point of Contact
Brian Rivera, Ph.D.
Open to national and defense labs, universities and industry.
Concept of Operation
The NSRC will utilize CRADAs, MOUs, and/or MOAs to define the extent of collaboration under the center, the disposition of intellectual property, and the sharing of research outcomes and laboratory resources.