Professor Michael Miller of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences been selected as a 2016-2017 member of the Defense Science Study Group (DSSG). Professor Miller's selection was based on academic excellence, breadth of interests, references, and consideration of discipline. His nomination was particualry highy rated because of his expertise in cognitive neuroscience, which has been increasingly recognized by the defense community as able to provide insight into the human challenges faced by intelligence services.
The DSSG is a program of education and study that introduces outstanding science and engineering professors to the United States’ security challenges and encourages them to apply their talents to these issues. The program, begun in 1986, is directed by the non-profit Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Each group of scholars meets for approximately 20 days each of the two years to focus on defense policy, related research and development, and the systems, missions, and operations of the armed forces and the intelligence community.