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Department of Defense/DARPA Discussion and Faculty Panel Session

May 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  |  


The UCSC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is hosting a discussion and faculty panel session on best practices and strategies for pursuing Department of Defense (DoD) funding. Opportunities offered through DoD are a less understood, and often under-accessed, source of research funding. This event will be an opportunity to hear from an external Washington DC-based expert and UCSC faculty with various levels of DoD experience. These experts will share their advice and insight on positioning your research programs for long-term DoD support. Join us for this introduction where you will have an opportunity to engage in Q&A sessions and learn more about engaging the DoD, identifying opportunities, and successfully executing DoD funded projects.



12:00 – 12:10:

Introductions from UC Santa Cruz, Office of Research, Vice Chancellor of Research, Scott Brandt

12:15 – 01:45:

Kristen Jordan Ph.D. Independent Consultant, MBO Partners.

“DOD Opportunities and Engagement”

Dr. Jordan is a former program officer for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and currently serves as an advisor to acting DARPA Director, Peter Highnam.

12:45 – 01:00:


2:00 – 04:00:

Faculty Panelists: Personal experience, suggestions, and lessons learned

Marco Rolandi, Professor and Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE)

Dan Costa, Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, PBSci, and Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS)

Daniele Venturi, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, BSOE

Terrie M. Williams, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in PBSci and Director of the Center for Marine Mammal Research and Conservation at UCSC

Ricardo Sanfelice, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, BSOE and Director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center

Shiva Abbaszadeh, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, BSOE

Rajarshi Guhaniyogi, Assistant Professor of Statistics, BSOE


May 6, 2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm