Army Cyber Command leaders visit University of Pittsburgh

Army Cyber Command representatives met with staff leaders from the University of Pittsburgh Nov.16 to discuss current and potential partnership opportunities.

At the Human Engineering Research Laboratory, Dr. Rory Cooper, Pennsylvania civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army and HERL chair, provided an overview of Pitt's unique relationship with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in providing care, conducting research and employing veterans in the region.

During the HERL tour, Cooper highlighted the unique research and fabrication capabilities resident in the lab as staff demonstrated their innovative work in robotics, pneumatic chair development and vocational rehabilitative therapy.

Dr. Adam Lee, associate dean for Academic Programs School of Computing and Information, and associate professor, Department of Computer Science; and Dr. James Joshi, professor, School of Information Sciences, provided an overview of their ongoing efforts to consolidate Pitt's various computing disciplines into one school within the university. They also outlined efforts to work with various federal government cybersecurity programs.

ARCYBER also met with ROTC cadets and the representatives of Pitt Student veteran organizations.