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 Michael Littman Named To DARPA ISAT Study Group

Brown University's Department of Computer Science is proud to announce that Professor Michael Littman has just been named to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group for a three-year term.

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. It 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 week-long retreat at the National Academy of Sciences conference facility. It's 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.