1:30 p.m. MEC, room 114. Byant Wysocki, Air Force Research Laboratory, will be the speaker for the seminar “Technical Challenges in a Rapidly Evolving Domain”. Wysocki is the Chief Engineer, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y. The mission of the Information Directorate is to lead the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting information technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace multi-domain forces. The directorate consists of more than 800 onsite military and civilian scientists, engineers, and administrative and support personnel pursuing a wide variety of research and development projects with an annual budget of more than $1.2 billion. As Chief Engineer, Wysocki is responsible for development and implementation of tailored engineering policies, processes, and technical programs across the directorate’s broad spectrum of information science research and development. He serves the directorate as the primary authority on systems engineering and science and technology program management and provides technical oversight on directorate programs and engineering workforce development. Wysocki is a retired Air Force officer with experience in industry, academia, and government. He has a broad span of technical leadership experience with a diverse background in military operations, acquisitions, logistics and maintenance, program management, systems engineering, engineering physics, and research and development.
Agility, innovation, and partnerships are required to compete in today’s exponentially changing technology landscape. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is faced with unique scientific and engineering challenges that are further complicated by the fast and disruptive nature of tech advancement. This talk is focused on the AFRL mission and the current technical and innovation challenges that face the laboratory. Emphasis is placed on AFRL Information Directorate basic research and development areas, to include topics associated with unconventional computing, machine learning, cyber science, communications, and data exploitation. The talk concludes with ways for university partners to team with AFRL, sharing the best and brightest people, ideas, and facilities.
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