The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released its call for research proposals a couple of days ago. A couple of topics look interesting:
- “The Mathematics of the Brain: Develop a mathematical theory to build a functional model of the brain that is mathematically consistent and predictive rather than merely biologically inspired.”
- “The Dynamics of Networks. Develop the high-dimensional mathematics needed to accurately model and predict behavior in large-scale distributed networks that evolve over time occurring in communication, biology and the social sciences.”
I like the use of “merely” above.