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SPARKS: ARO Challenge

“How can new scientific research and technology breakthroughs address non-kinetic threats to global sociopolitical stabilities?”

Dr. Lisa Troyer, social science program manager at the Army Research Office, will visit campus on April 22 to present this question to UT researchers.

To explore this question and potential funding for related research projects, the Office of Research and Engagement will host a special edition of the SPARKS (Seeking Partnerships for Research and Knowledge) event.

The event will include targeted discussion on four facets of this challenge:

  1. Identifying sources of influence
  2. Characterizing influence using social data
  3. Descriptive modeling of relationships between influence and social action
  4. Predictive modeling for countering influence and reducing effects on society

Please see the full ARO Challenge Question for more details.

Who: Researchers from throughout the University of Tennessee

What: SPARKS collaboration event

When: April 22, 2019, 1pm-3pm

Where: A004 Blount Hall

Why: This will be an opportunity for you to hear from Dr. Troyer, contribute to the brainstorming, and connect with potential collaborators. During the event, you will be asked to introduce yourself and your research interests.