Date Posted: 6/06/2024

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research and development arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, has named Nate Foster, professor of computer science in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, the vice chair of the Information Science & Technology (ISAT) Study Group, beginning in August. 

The group brings together 40 of the brightest scientists and engineers to identify new areas of development in computer science and information technology and to recommend future possible research directions. DARPA established the ISAT Study Group in 1987 to support its technology offices and provide continuing and independent assessment of the state of advanced information science technology as it relates to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Foster’s other awards and honors include the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGPLAN Robin Milner Award in 2023, the ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star Award in 2018, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2013, and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in 2012, among others.