Collaborative Opportunities with Applied Research Laboratories


Collaborative Opportunities with Applied Research Laboratories
Thursday, October 11, 2018
3:30PM – 5PM
POB 6.304

Marcia J. Isakson

The Applied Research Laboratories (ARL:UT), located on the Pickle Research Campus, is a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) originally organized in 1945. The laboratories have over 400 researchers with over $100M per year in funding primarily in the areas of acoustics, electromagnetics, and information technology. Although greater than 90% of the projects are from the department of defense or the intelligence community, there are projects from the oil and gas industry and the medical community as well. This presentation will offer an overview of ARL:UT and highlight projects and areas that would benefit from collaboration with ICES in the areas of reduced order modeling, finite element modeling, inversion, control systems, autonomy and machine learning. The projects include environmental inversion using acoustic propagation measurements, aeroacoustics for jet engine and propeller blade noise, autonomy algorithms for unmanned vehicles, finite element modeling for acoustic interaction with ocean sediments and an overview of the machine learning community at ARL. After the presentation, project leaders will be available to meet with ICES faculty.

Dr. Isakson received her B.S. in engineering physics and mathematics from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1992. Upon graduation, she was awarded a Hertz Foundation Fellowship and completed a master’s degree in physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. CPT Isakson served in the United States Army from 1994-1997 as a battalion operations officer. She earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. She has been employed at the Applied Research Laboratories at the University of Texas (ARL:UT) as a research scientist since 2001. In 2018, Dr. Isakson became the IR&D and Student Program Coordinator and Strategic Research Director for ARL:UT. Dr. Isakson is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and a Member and Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE, Oceanic Engineering Society. Dr. Isakson currently serves as the past-president of the ASA and on the governing board of the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

Dr. Marcia J. Isakson, Ph.D.
IR&D Strategic Program Director
Applied Research Laboratories
The University of Texas at Austin
(512) 835-3790

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