Winning Proposal

Evan Goldstein, Ph.D.

Social Media as a Valuable Source of Real-time Information During Disasters
DARPA Grant Awarded in Summer 2018

I intentionally tried to be ‘open’ about letting other research guide my work. In some ways, it would have been easier to write all the Evidence and Conjectures µPubs I needed, but I preferred to scour the site for interesting ideas and to expand my thinking.”

Evan Goldstein, Ph.D.

Winning Proposal

Kathryn A. Johnson, Ph.D.

Developing and Signaling Trust in Synthetic Autonomous Agents (SAAs)
DARPA Grant Awarded in Summer 2018

Polyplexus is great for any researcher who enjoys playing with ideas. From my own Conjectures and from following those of others, I begin to see themes emerge. The platform has truly inspired my vision and proposed research.”

Kathryn A. Johnson, Ph.D.

Winning Proposal

Morgan Ware, Ph.D.

Discovery of Topological States in InN Quantum Dots
DARPA Grant Awarded in Summer 2018

Seeing connections and overlap between sub-fields within my own field is potentially useful, but what makes an idea like Polyplexus truly revolutionary is getting a controlled environment in which to find useful connections with disparate fields within which I would generally never associate.”

Morgan Ware, Ph.D.

Winning Proposal

John D. Bullough, Ph.D.

Visual Tuning of Displays to Enhance Cues for Detection, Identification and Tracking
DARPA Grant Awarded in Summer 2018

Polyplexus allows me to make unlikely connections between research results that I’d otherwise never see. It’s like a multi-player 3D jigsaw puzzle.”

John D. Bullough, Ph.D.

Winning Proposal

Victoria Coverstone, Ph.D.

Generating Local Magnetic Fields Through Superconducting Loops for Safe Life on Mars
Grant Awarded in Summer 2018

My postdoc introduced me to Polyplexus. I was skeptical but was drawn in by the opportunity to see curated information that I would not ordinarily see.”

Victoria Coverstone, Ph.D.

Winning Proposal

Daniel A. McAdams, Ph.D.

Using Quantitative Ecosystem Models and Science Fiction to Prevent Strategic Technical Surprise
DARPA Grant Awarded in Fall 2019

Speculative technologies conceptualized in science fiction have shown the capability to be a technology pull through creating technologies and their usage scenarios that are subsequently realized in practice. Polyplexus offered a broad sampling of fundamental work and innovative ideas that could be pieced together to create an approach to leverage science fiction to guide forecasting of potential future technology developments.”

Daniel A. McAdams, Ph.D.

Winning Proposal

Imanuel Lerman, MD, MSc

Exploring novel targeted vagus nerve signaling to enhance human learning in adverse conditions
DARPA Grant Awarded in Spring 2020

“Polyplexus is an open window where you can explore innovative thinking in different domains that inherently cultivates a novel multidisciplinary approach.  Access to organic real time evolution of these streaming ideas is extraordinary, enabling the user to ultimately foster new symbiotic ideation.”

Imanuel Lerman, MD, MSc