Tim Havens Awarded Grant from ARiA / Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Tim Havens

Timothy Havens, William and Gloria Jackson Professor, Computer Science, has been awarded a $60,006 ARiA / Defense Threat Reduction Agency grant titled, “Generative Modeling of Multispectral Satellite Imagery – STTR Phase 1.”

The objective of the grant is to develop a methodology for producing synthetic multi-spectral satellite sensor data for the purpose of training low-shot machine learning models.

Havens is the director of Michigan Tech’s Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) and Great Lakes Research. Center (GLRC).

ARIA Defense Solutions is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business. The agency provides strategic and policy support, intelligence, and program management, according to the agency’s website.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) was established to provide technical, operational, and intellectual underpinnings of the Department’s WMD expertise and the institutional means for a more focused response to new security challenges, according to the agency’s website.