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Darpa Events

Young Faculty Awards Proposers Day

October 3, 2016
DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office is hosting a Proposers Day webinar to provide information to potential applicants on the structure and objectives of the Young Faculty Awards (YFA) program in anticipation of a forthcoming YFA research announcement. The YFA program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions, and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs.

Spectrum Collaboration Challenge

Over the next three years, DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office will hold a series of competitive events as the Agency’s next grand challenge—the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2)—unfolds. SC2 is the first-of-its-kind collaborative machine-learning competition to overcome scarcity in the radio frequency spectrum. Today, access to the spectrum is managed by dividing it into rigid, exclusively licensed bands.

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