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Stephen Russell on How Cloud Helps Advance DEVCOM Army Research Lab’s Work

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Stephen Russell, information sciences division chief at DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), said ARL uses cloud and network infrastructure to conduct research, perform materials modeling and advance the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, the Army reported Monday.

“Consider materials modeling as an example, to do that activity efficiently you likely need cloud compute and you need infrastructure to not only analyze complex materials properties, but also to create high-resolution models,” Russell said during a Jan. 27 virtual discussion hosted by FedInsider and George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. “These kinds of models are important to improve the capabilities the Army needs for the nature of its many missions.”

Russell also discussed the internet of battlefield things concept and mentioned his division’s efforts to advance tactical edge computing.

“In the Information Sciences Division, we do a great deal of work on low-level algorithms that make devices intelligent and autonomously functional across the spectrum of cloud and edge computing,” Russell said.

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