Currently, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is hosting a three-day forum: Wait, What? A Future Technology Forum, focusing on new technologies and how they can change the future, in particular with respect to national security.
Three early-career engineers and scientists, chosen from a pool of 54 candidates, were selected to share their ideas to the Forum Participants. They are:
- Alexander Bataller, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Los Angeles …who studies dense microplasmas, a recently discovered form of matter…
- Anupama Lakshmanan, a graduate student in biology and biological engineering at the California Institute of Technology…focuses on adapting immune cells to provide non-invasive diagnosis, continuous monitoring and real-time treatment of brain disorders.
- Max Shulaker, a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at Stanford University…exploring how carbon nanotubes could enable low-power microchips fast enough to provide the computational capacity to support ever-growing amounts of data and networked devices.
The three selectees were among 54 researchers from across the country that DARPA program managers have identified as DARPA Risers. The DARPA Risers are up-and-comers in their fields.