U.S. Intelligence Makes Pitch To UCLA For More Research Partnerships

IARPA Director Dr. Jason Matheny talks with several UCLA faculty members before a breakfast roundtable. (photo by Jonathan Van Dyke)

The United States national intelligence community could be fertile ground for UCLA research, and in more ways than a typical outsider might think, said a federal director during his visit to campus on Thursday.

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Director Dr. Jason Matheny visited with more than 30 UCLA officials and faculty members who represent disciplines ranging from engineering, to medicine to nanosystems.

“UCLA has so much talent in so many disciplines,” Matheny said during an informal morning breakfast at the James West Alumni Center with faculty and graduate students. “The research interests of faculty and students here are highly relevant to much of the work that IARPA funds. One of my goals is to increase awareness at UCLA about IARPA’s research programs, which offer funding opportunities for faculty and students.”

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