ECE Professor Kristin Dana is the recipient of IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) funding through a subcontract of Kitware, Inc. as part of IARPA’s Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (SMART) program. The project title is “WATCH: Wide Area Terrestrial Change Hypercube”. The goal of the SMART program is to develop solutions to challenging research problems involving broad area search of global satellite imagery to detect and monitor man-made changes (e.g., heavy building and highway construction) using time-series spectral imagery. The collaborative team for this project includes DZYNE Technologies, BeamIO, Inc., Rutgers University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Maryland at College Park, and the University of Connecticut. Rutgers share: Phase 1 (18 months) : $370K, potential Phase 1-3 (4 year) funding: $1M.