DARPA Awards $10M to Barbey and Colleagues for Projects on Human Performance Optimization

Faculty in the News: Aron Barbey, Associate Professor Psychology; Sanmi Koyejo, Assistant Professor Computer Science



The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will fund two projects for research on human performance optimization within United States war fighters at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Published on August 09, 2019 

Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology will begin two new projects — on human performance optimization in U.S. war fighters — sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

One program will establish and validate third wave artificial intelligence methods for individualized performance optimization within U.S. war fighters and another is designed to improve how the war fighter identifies, measures, and tracks personalized biomarkers.

Teaching AI to Leverage Overlooked Residuals

As part of the AI Next Campaign, a team based at the Center for Brain Plasticity at Illinois was awarded $1 million for a project within DARPA’s “Teaching AI to Leverage Overlooked Residuals” program.

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