DARPA Risers
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DARPA Risers are up-and-coming standouts in their fields, whose research is related to national security and demonstrates the potential to lead to technological surprise — the heart of DARPA's mission. The Risers program provides individuals in the early stages of their research career a unique opportunity to be recognized for their notable work and present their ideas directly to DARPA.

For DARPA Forward, DARPA program managers and faculty at universities near each event identified a small group of early career scientists and engineers to join the 2022 DARPA Risers cohort.

An invitation-only DARPA Risers program will take place directly prior to each Forward event.

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Members of the 2022 DARPA Risers class are:

Michael Boyle
Colorado State University
What is MEV and how could it affect the stability of blockchain consensus mechanisms?
Joseph DeFranco
Colorado State University
Investigating CWD prion strain propogation following varying routes of prion exposure and their interspecies transmission potential
Ciprian Dumitrache
Colorado State University
Plasma Assisted Combustion Studies for Hypersonic Propulsion
Kateryna Kostenkova
Colorado State University
Non-innocent vanadium imidazole-and pyridine-based Schiff base anticancer complexes: synthesis and characterization
Scott Ledgerwood
Colorado State University
Effects of Multiple Sensory Integration on Virtual Reality Training Simulations
Jacob MacWilliams
Colorado State University
Adaptive role of specific toxic secondary metabolites in plant-herbivore interactions
Lauren Malsick
Colorado State University
Novel Insights into RNA Decay in Bats and its Role in Disease Tolerance
Katie Martin
Colorado State University
Comparison of different nanoparticles paired with FANA technology for spray-on gene silencing in weeds
Savannah Rocha
Colorado State University
Development of artificial intelligence neural networks for high throughput quantification of cellular pathology associated with neurotoxic central nervous system injury
Sarath Sreedharan
Colorado State University
Building Human-Aware AI Agents for Naturalistic Collaboration
Jiefeng Sun
Colorado State University
Programmable Shape-Shifting Soft Robots Driven by Twisted-and Coiled Actuators
Xiaochuan Tang
Colorado State University
Development of low work function oxides for thermionic energy conversion
Justin Toole
Colorado State University
Corrosion of Two-dimensional (2D) Semiconductors
Tyler Whittier
Colorado State University
Bayes'd and confused: novel applications of Bayesian inference to better understand sensorimotor uncertainty

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