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Radar Innovations Lab - ARRC

Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC)

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The ARRC is now over 15 years old, having grown from a small interdisciplinary group of energetic faculty and students into the largest academic radar program in the nation. The ARRC’s mission is to enhance safety, security, environmental quality, and economic prosperity through interdisciplinary research and development of innovative radar solutions to a wide range of societal challenges. The ARRC has always focused on developing cutting-edge radar technology for scientific discovery and has now expanded into many more applications of radar and applied electromagnetics. With unwavering support from the university administration, the ARRC is quickly becoming known as the go-to place for all things radar!

Director

Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer
Associate Vice President for Research and Partnerships
Executive Director, Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC)

Telephone: 405-325-6319
Email: rpalmer@ou.edu


Lin Hall

Center for Quantum Research and Technology (CQRT)

The Center for Quantum Research and Technology is located in Lin Hall, a new state-of-the-art physics building hosting 18,000 square feet of laboratory space that meets NIST-A specifications on vibrations, temperature, humidity, and electromagnetic interference. CQRT is associated with the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences, located in Nielsen Hall.

CQRT is committed to making significant advances in the field of quantum science and technology and establishing partnerships with industry. We are recruiting talented graduate students and postdocs to join us in our several lines of research in the areas of quantum sensing, quantum information, synthetic correlated quantum system, and quantum materials.

Director

Thirumalai “Venky” Venkatesan

Thirumalai “Venky” Venkatesan
Executive Director, Center for Quantum Research and Technology

Telephone: 405-325-3961
Email: venky@ou.edu
CQRT website: ou.edu/cqrt


5 Partners Place

Data Institute for Societal Challenges (DISC)

Our world is creating massive amounts of data through cellphones, sensors, videos, automation, and simulation. These data have enormous potential to transform our lives and help in solving our greatest societal challenges. The Data Institute for Societal Challenges creates innovative advances in data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning and real-world applications. We develop and grow convergent research teams focused on solutions for local to global challenges implementing foundational data science and data-enabled research. 

Director

David Ebert

David Ebert
Associate Vice President for Research and Partnerships
Director, Data Institute for Societal Challenges (DISC)

Telephone: 405-325-3806
Email:
 ebert@ou.edu


Institute for Public Policy Research & Analysis (IPPRA)

The Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis team builds partnerships and conducts research by integrating public policy scholarship with the physical and engineering sciences to increase human well-being, improve our social choice infrastructure, and enhance resilience by addressing complex public policy problems and creating opportunities that span natural, technological, and social systems. We are an interdisciplinary team with decades of experience in addressing public policy challenges such as those posed by extreme weather and the changing climate, energy policy, environmental policy, the role of government intervention in pandemics and national security. The institutional culture at IPPRA is grounded in transdisciplinary thinking and collaboration. We emphasize finding new ways to bridge basic and applied research, thereby bringing fundamental knowledge to bear on urgent public problems.

IPPRA website coming soon.

Directors

Carol Silva

Carol Silva
Director, Institute for Public Policy Research & Analysis

Telephone: 405-325-1720
Email:
 clsilva@ou.edu

Hank Jenkins-Smith

Hank Jenkins-Smith
Director, Institute for Public Policy Research & Analysis

Telephone: 405-325-1720
Email:
 hjsmith@ou.edu