Collaborators’ Day Kickoff Webinar Recordings and Slides

Full Webinar Recording

Individual Videos:

Analyst Performance

Machine Learning Applications

Information Retrieval & Knowledge Management

Specific Areas of Research Interest

2021 Collaborators’ Day Webinar Slides


Every year, the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) formally kicks off its annual planning cycle by releasing its Call for White Papers for 2022 LAS Activities.  The Call for White Papers sets the stage for LAS Collaborators’ Day, an annual event hosted in June. This event is designed to attract uniquely qualified academic and industry partners who are interested in working with LAS. This afternoon-only event has traditionally consisted of an introductory session followed by an open discussion with LAS research and analytical staff.

Collaboration is the heart of LAS, and we are always looking for new partners.  We strive to bring together multidisciplinary teams that incorporate the best of government, industry, and academia. Our aim, as always, is to ‘bring the outside in’ to address IC mission challenges through the development of prototypes and demonstration of novel proofs of concept. We work by using unclassified mission-driven exemplars that also have applicability to academic and commercial partners and link these mission exemplars to IC corporate goals, strategies, and requirements.  We augment these project teams with IC researchers and analysts, who work full time on-campus and hand-in-hand with team members to deliver mission-relevant solutions to better support today’s intelligence analysts.

To build on the success of Virtual Collaborators Week in 2020 and as we continue to make great progress in the collaborative fight against COVID-19, LAS Virtual Collaborators’ Weeks will again be a 100% virtual affair that will run in segments from Tuesday, June 15th through Friday, July 2nd, 2021. The planned agenda is as follows:

  • Collaborators’ Week Office Hours — Wednesday, 16 June – Friday, 2 July: Starting Wednesday, June 16, and continuing through Friday, July 2, LAS staff members and selected stakeholders will host “office hour” sessions via Google Meet. These office hour sessions will provide you the opportunity to speak with LAS staff who have related interests about your project ideas and potential collaborations. These sessions will be organized along the general and specific areas of the interests described in Sections 3 and 4, and potential collaborators are highly encouraged to attend those areas they are interested in.
    • If you have questions about how LAS operates, working with LAS, contract questions, or the white paper submission process, please also sign up for a session under Work with Us.
    • You will sign up for a 10 or 15-minute slot via the Google Appointments Calendars linked below.
    • You are permitted to sign up for more than one Office Hour time slot, but please do not bring the same idea or discussion to every session. Please have specific topics to discuss related to the theme of the Office Hour.
    • To ensure confidentiality, these Office Hours sessions will not be recorded. Screenshots are strictly prohibited.
    • You may share your screen but we advise keeping slides or demo to an absolute minimum.
    • All times below are EDT.
    • Interested parties are encouraged to prepare questions in advance, as the ten minutes will go by quickly.
    • Linked below is a Google Appointment Calendar containing time slots for all Office Hour themes. Please ensure you are signing up for the correct Office Hour(s) based on your research area(s) of interest and your availability for that specific day and time slot.
    • A Google Meet link will be added to your calendar hold prior to your scheduled meeting.

Sign Up for Office Hours with Members of LAS Research Teams

Work with Us – each calendar appointment slot is for 10 minutes

Analyst Performance – each calendar appointment slot is for 15 minutes

Machine Learning Applications – each calendar appointment slot is for 15 minutes

Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management– each calendar appointment slot is for 15 minutes

Information Retrieval with Voice Data – each calendar appointment slot is for 15 minutes

Content Search for Video and Images – each calendar appointment slot is for 15 minutes

Knowledge Graph Applications – each calendar appointment slot is for 15 minutes

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LAS aims to bring together a multi-disciplinary group of academic, industry, and government researchers, analysts and managers together to re-engineer the intelligence analysis process to promote predictive analysis. LAS will do this by conducting both classified and unclassified research in a variety of areas of research. The research done in this area will serve as the foundation for mission effects and integrated back into the enterprise.

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