The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has named Justine Sherry, assistant professor in the Computer Science Department, to the Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Study Group. Her three-year term begins this summer.
DARPA established the 30-member ISAT Study Group in 1987 to support its technology offices and provide continuing independent assessment of the state of advanced information science and technology as it relates to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Sherry's research centers around networks, focusing on making them faster, more reliable, secure, fair and equitable. Recently, her group showed that a new congestion-control algorithm could treat internet requests unfairly by placing preference on some requests, inadvertently slowing others down.
"It's hard not to notice DARPA's crucial role in the development of networked technologies everywhere, from support for privacy tools like Tor to the invention of the internet itself," Sherry said. "I am honored and very excited to be part of the conversation about the next generation of transformative technologies supported by DARPA."
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