Florida Tech hosted an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Technical Interchange Meeting on Jan. 28-30 at the university’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design in Palm Bay.
The gathering drew more than 120 people from academia, industry and government, including representatives from Florida Tech, Caltech, Georgia Tech and Stanford, as well as Los Alamos National Lab, Sandia National Lab, Department of State and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
The purpose of the meeting was to have all AFRL research contractors convene to give technical presentations followed by discussions. Florida Tech faculty, staff and students from the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) team, geophysics, machine learning and cyber departments gave presentations.
Executive Vice President for Academics and Provost Marco Carvalho, pictured above, offered welcome remarks. From the faculty, Adrian Peter, associate professor, computer engineering and sciences, gave a technical talk, and Anthony Smith, assistant professor, computer engineering and sciences,gave both a technical talk and CRADA overview.