Vanderbilt is Conducting Artificial Intelligence Software Prototyping for AFRL

September 24, 2020

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, has been awarded an $8,696,785 cost-reimbursement contract for Design.R – artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted cyber physical systems design software prototype. This contract provides for developing an AI co-designer composed of design space construction, design composition and design space exploration that will interoperate seamlessly to enable a tightly integrated design process.  Work will be performed in Nashville, Tennessee; Edmonton Alberta, Canada; and Szeged, Hungary, and is expected to be completed by September 24, 2024. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and 25 offers were received. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $821,814 are being obligated at the time of award.  Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-20-C-0537).

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