I serve as Program Manager for Joint Forces Command program, which develops foundations for future Department of Defense Semantic Web (Web 2.0). Whereas current Web provides information for human use, Semantic Web will (1) have some elementary level of understanding contents of information in its data bases and in human queries, (2) possess elements of natural language for convenient interfaces, (3) deliver services, not just data, (4) be based on ontologies (models of information sources) to facilitate understanding of contents, (5) these ontologies will self-learn and self-evolve along with the Web contents and uses. Whereas today these capabilities may seem too farfetched, in fact, many of them are already being implemented. Semantic Web is closely related to Service Oriented Architecture providing network-centric environment, where any user anywhere in the world will be able to get connected, to obtain data and services as well as provide data and services for other users.
Our group at AFRL generates and monitors SBIR projects. Current project extends dynamic logic and neural modeling field theory toward concurrent detection, tracking, and integration of sensory signals with environmental and cultural data. We plan to expand applications of dynamic logic to integrating variety of information sources.
I serve as Advisor for this program administered through National Academy of Sciences. Every year we are looking for scientists interested in working with our AFRL group. If you would like to work with us, select an area of our work within your interest; papers-on-line at this site is a good point to start. More information can be found at the NRC website, by searching for my name:
Then get in touch with me using the email on the home page.
Our group at AFRL performs basic research with the support from AFOSR on Cramer-Rao Bounds for Radar System Design; Integration of distributed information; Socio-Cultural Modeling; Cognition and Decision. We also perform technical monitoring for AFOSR International Programs with scientific groups in Brazil, England, Hungary, Russia, Japan, and China. Research topics include cognitive algorithms; joint language, cognition, and behavior; language and culture evolution; autonomous interactive sensor networks.