The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for a few good computer science researchers (Research Announcement DARPA-RA-10-76 July 2, 2010) who might be interested in developing systems for the U.S. military. The move is seen, in part anyway, as a way for the agency to win more heart and minds of the advanced science community.
Specifically, DARPA said proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.
Anyone it picks would join the 2011 Computer Science Study Group (CSSG), which meets at varying times during the year to "rapidly identify ideas in the field of computer science that will provide revolutionary advances, rather than incremental benefit, to the Department of Defense (DoD)." DARPA says up to 12 participants selected for the 2011 CSSG. As of calendar year 2010, 59 professors from 39 universities are either CSSG participants or alumni, DARPA added.
DARPA said: "Participants in this 2011 CSSG will be encouraged to consider their research interests in light of DoD challenges in the field of computer science, and then to further explore the synergies in their research programs to develop novel ideas and applications that will lead to fundamental advances in the field rather than incremental change."
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