Symposium Overview



Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to invite you to the fourth MIT Lincoln Laboratory Advanced Research and Technology Symposium (ARTS), which will be held on 5-6 March 2018 at the MIT Tang Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The major objective of this symposium is to reach out to academics, students, and entrepreneurs on MIT campus and in the New England area to encourage and enable the development of advanced technologies in support of national security. The symposium will highlight some of the most pressing challenges confronting our nation’s security and well-being, and how advanced technology can help to address these challenges. Our goal is to stimulate interaction and suggest opportunities to develop new technologies, many of which will have both commercial and defense applicability.

Sessions will highlight recent technology challenges and revolutionary work that is ongoing at MIT campus and MIT Lincoln Laboratory in areas that will figure prominently in the future of national security:

Data-starved artificial intelligence
Smart Super Vehicles
The future of advanced (secure) computing
Revolutions in biotechnology
Materials integration: from nanoscale to waferscale

The preliminary agenda on this site provides more detail on each session, a set of associated poster presentations, and a session on ways to engage. The poster sessions showcase additional relevant and groundbreaking research projects and provide the audience with the opportunity to interact firsthand with the session speakers and their colleagues. The final session focuses on ways to engage Lincoln Laboratory, MIT, and the U.S. Government to develop research collaborations and other business opportunities.

We hope you can join us, and very much look forward to your participation.

Robert A. Bond
Chief Technology Officer
MIT Lincoln Laboratory