Dr. Sorger wins DURIP Award

May 27, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Volker Sorger, who has been named to receive a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) award from the US Department of Defense (DoD). 

Through DURIP, the DoD supports purchases of major research equipment to augment current and develop new capabilities. This effort enables universities to perform state-of-the-art research that boosts the United States’ technological edge, while ensuring that our future science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce remains second to none.

Dr. Sorger’s proposal, “Photonic Processor and Artificial Intelligence Rapid Prototyping and Test System,” will support hardware AI systems that accelerate AI data processing and machine learning algorithms. It also will support the ECE Graduate Certificate on Machine Intelligence. 

Dr. Sorger’s colleague in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Philippe Bardet, also received a DURIP award.