The Johns Hopkins University selected three scientists from the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory to further research into disaster-related healthcare, ethics in automation and school security technology for the 2019 JHU Discovery Awards’ fifth round. The JHU Discovery Awards will also support three grants and has awarded up to $100K to 32 selected teams for this year’s event, APL said Tuesday.
Hans Mair, national security analyst at APL, will lead efforts to create a disaster preparedness tool designed to analyze resources, system readiness and workforce arrangements for disaster response; while Ariel Greenberg, research scientist at the APL Intelligent Systems Center, will head the development of methodology that will prevent artificial intelligence platforms from causing physical and nonphysical harm.
“With these awards, faculty will have the freedom to pursue new avenues for discovery with colleagues across our community and to take up the most pressing questions we face as a society,” said JHU President Ronald Daniels.
The last project, which will build on APL’s 2016 research into school safety technologies, will be led by Mark Gabriele, senior professional staff at the laboratory. The JHU Discovery Awards was established in 2015 to promote innovation across the JHU network.