Brodley Named to DARPA ISAT

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has named Professor Carla Brodley to the Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group for a three-year term beginning this fall. The group brings 30 of the brightest scientists and engineers together to identify new areas of development in computer and communication technologies and to recommend future research directions.

 The ISAT advisory group was established by DARPA in 1987 to support its technology offices, providing continuing and independent assessment of the state of advanced information science and technology and as it relates to the U.S. Department of Defense.

The group performs three large studies each year, the topics of which are nominated in the summer, chosen in the fall or early winter and performed in the spring and early summer. The studies culminate during a weeklong retreat at the National Academy of Sciences conference facility. It is expected that ISAT members will propose to lead or co-lead at least one study during their three-year tenure and also participate actively in one study each year.

This is Professor Brodley's second DARPA working group appointment. She was also part of the 2004-2005 class of the DARPA Defense Science Study Group (DSSG)-a program to introduce outstanding young professors of science and engineering to the challenges facing national security.