Carnegie Mellon University
July 13, 2016

Lucia elected to DARPA’s ISAT Study Group

Brandon Lucia has been elected to DARPA’s ISAT (Information Science and Technology) study group for a three-year term from 2016-2019. ISAT comprises about 30 leading researchers in academia and industry who identify and explore emerging inflection points broadly related computing in the context of national security. The group brings together 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.