Tag Archives: Columbia University

DOE Selects Siemens for Microgrid Energy Mgmt System R&D Project

Siemens' U.S. research and development business unit has received a $6.4M contract to help the Department of Energy build a system to manage distributed energy resources. Princeton, N.J.-based Siemens Corporate Technology aims to create an energy management system that will use tools designed to increase the resilience of microgrids and facilitate autonomous power restoration as part of the Autonomous and Resilient Operation of Energy systems with RenewaAbles or AURORA project.

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IARPA Awards 4 Language Processing Software R&D Contracts

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded separate contracts to Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies business, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute to develop language processing software platforms. All five awardees will aim to produce systems designed to identify and comprehend media documents written in foreign languages …

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DARPA Taps 1 Firm, 5 Research Orgs for Neural Engineering System Design Program

Five research organizations and one company have received contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to research and develop technologies needed to create an implantable neural interface that can facilitate communication between the brain and digital systems. DARPA said Monday the awardees will conduct work under the Neural Engineering System Design program …

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Mukesh Dalal Named a Principal Scientist at Charles River Analytics

Mukesh Dalal, former chief scientist at BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary, has joined Charles River Analytics as principal scientist of the decision management division at the Massachusetts-based defense and intelligence systems developer. Dalal’s research efforts focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning and reasoning, probabilistic modeling and optimization, decisionmaking and big data analytics, Charles River said Monday. He has obtained more than …

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DOE Grants Solid-State Lighting R&D Funds for 9 Research Projects

The Energy Department will award $10.5 million in federal funds to nine research entities in support of solid-state lighting core technology research, product development and manufacturing efforts. DOE said Friday the projects have a total public-private investment of at least $13.5 million that includes cost-share contributions, seek to aid the development of light-emitting diode …

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DARPA Awards Phase 1 Contracts for Automated Language Tech Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Phase 1 contracts to 13 organizations from industry and academia to help develop automated translation technology for DARPA’s Low Resource Languages for Emergent Incidents program. DARPA said Thursday LORELEI aims to utilize public information sources in local languages to support quick-response operations such as disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, …

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Executive Profile: Paul Harrington, Client Development Leader for McKinsey & Co.’s US Public Sector Practice

Paul Harrington serves as the Client Development Leader for the U.S. Public Sector Practice  at McKinsey & Co. In this role, Paul leads a team composed of client development advisors, proposal managers and market research/competitive intelligence resources that work with the PSP Leadership to expand the firm’s ability to serve …

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Executive Spotlight: Jon Love of Pitney Bowes

Jon Love is the president of Pitney Bowes Government Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc. Love, who has been with the company since 2005, is responsible for the growth of the public-sector markets. The firm provides on-and off-site secure mail solutions and services including document processing, secure …

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