Tag Archives: University of California

UC Berkeley Professor John Ngai Appointed to Lead NIH Neurotech Research Initiative

John Ngai, a professor at the University of California-Berkeley, will formally join the National Institutes of Health in March as director of the agency's large-scale program that aims to further understanding of human brain functions through neuroscience tools and insights.

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DOE Names University of Central Florida as National Cyber Contest Winner

The Energy Department has named the University of Central Florida as the national winner of this year's CyberForce Competition. The contest aims to develop the next generation of cyber professionals in a push to protect the country's energy infrastructure from potential threats, DoE said Monday.

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DARPA Develops Military System Performance Prediction Tools

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has developed mathematical tools and methods to help designers understand risks associated with the design and modeling of large military systems such as aerospace vehicles and engines. Research teams under DARPA’s Enabling Quantification of Uncertainty in Physical Systems program have developed uncertainty quantification tools to increase chances that new …

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IARPA Kicks Off Quantum Computing Tech R&D Project

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched an effort to research and develop “quantum enhanced” computers. The Quantum Enhanced Optimization program aims to develop technology that can speed up the training of machine learning algorithms; support circuit fault diagnostics on larger circuits; and accelerate optimal scheduling of multiple machines on multiple tasks, the Office of …

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NSF to Add New Natural Hazards Research Network Components

The National Science Foundation plans to invest $19 million to add three components into a network of research facilities dedicated to wind, water and earthquake hazards. NSF said Wednesday the five-year investment will cover the establishment of a network coordination office; a computational modeling and simulation center; and a post-disaster, rapid response research facility for the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure. Grace …

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