Network & Information Sciences Opportunities

Adversarial detection

Pursues greater understanding (including the­ories, models, and optimized methods) of how automated and human agents can detect and recognize malicious activities con­ducted by adversaries.  This includes detecting known attacks via signature base

Cognitive Radar

Research seeks to expand the concept of the single platform radar system to a network of multi-function nodes capable of radar, communications, and EW operations while sharing the spectrum with multiple non-cooperative co-existing configurations o

Decision Making

One valid criticism of numerical simulation is that it takes so long to set up, run, and post-process the results that they cannot be used in a timely manner to guide decision making.  Mathematical ideas that help address this problem are of inter

Earth Surface Materials

Aims to utilize experiments, models, and theory development to describe the physical and mechanical properties and behaviors of rocks, minerals, and soil, and to exploit the properties of these materials to provide quantitative information on rece

Embedded Simulation

As algorithms become more efficient and computational devices shrink, it will become increasingly possible to use real-time simulation to drive control systems.  New methods which address this goal are welcome, especially those which permit user-

Extreme Light

This thrust focuses on research on extreme light, meaning the examination of light in the extreme limits, such as the shortest pulses attainable and the highest intensity fields attainable.  Advances in these areas require theoretical and experime

Multiscale Methods

Problems of interest to the Army are increasingly characterized by the fact that behavior at microscopic scales has a large influence on performance of systems.  To analyze these situations, algorithms are needed to deal with different mathematica

Networked Sensing

Perform research to automate the behaviors of remote networks of fixed and mobile sensors to enable cooperative sensing and self-governance.  This includes self-management of limited resources and self-determination of actions such as hibernate, s

QIS Sense & Control

Design, development, characterization, and integration of technologies related to positioning, localization, and timing, with particular emphasis on fundamental techniques of information fusion from heterogeneous sensing sources.

Quantum Networking

Research explores models, properties, architectures, techniques, and protocols pertaining to networks that take advantage of quantum and related effects for teleportation and other modes of transmitting information on the battlefield.

Semantic Comprehension

Develops the fundamental computational models, novel training corpora, and algorithms that enable automated computer systems to comprehend the meaning in all forms of information, creating methods and algorithms that can recognize, explain, and in

Social Network Analysis

In addition to the topical areas identified above, this program supports methodological advancements for social network analysis.  Methodological research in this program will focus on important advances in exponential random graph models (ERGMs o

Video Summarization

Research aims at automated methods for transforming long video into a few salient elements, such as selected frames, or textual annotation, that convey the key meaning of the video relevant to the Soldier’s needs.

Wireless Network Theory

Research is required in the broad area of wireless network science including fundamental limits, performance characterization, novel architectures, and high fidelity simulation of multi-hop wireless networks with mobility, node loss, natural and m