Prof. N. Mandayam invited to attend the NAKFI Informed Brain in a Digital World Conference


Professor Narayan Mandayam has been invited to attend the 10th Annual   National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Conference, The Informed Brain in a Digital World.

NAKFI is a 15-year effort of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine to catalyze interdisciplinary inquiry and to enhance communication among researchers, funding organizations, universities, and the general public.

The objective is to support the climate for conducting interdisciplinary research, and to break down related institutional and systemic barriers. NAKFI works towards these objectives by harnessing the intellectual horsepower of approximately 150 individuals from diverse backgrounds who apply to attend its annual "think-tank" style conference; and by awarding $1 million in seed grants - on a competitive basis - to conference participants to enable further pursuit of bold, new ideas and connections stimulated by the conference.