Research Mission

The mission of the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is to advance innovation and discovery. The core of this mission is the research, scholarship, and creative works of UNM faculty. The OVPR seeks to facilitate these activities, resulting in new knowledge and applications of value to academic communities and the public.

Research Highlights

  • Friday, 27 March 2015

    Spring 2015 Symposium: April 1st  through 3rd
    Security Trends in the Next Decade: Challenges, Issues, and Opportunities

    A Presentation by: Dr. Peter Highnam

    Dr. Peter Highnam was named IARPA Director on 30 August 2012. Dr. Highnam joined IARPA in February 2009 as the Office Director for Incisive Analysis. Prior to IARPA, he was a senior advisor in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and then in the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). From 1999 to 2003, Dr. Highnam was a DARPA program manager with programs in electronic warfare and airborne communications.

    Before joining DARPA, he worked for more than a decade in applied research in industry. Dr. Highnam holds a Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Distinguished Service Award and a Department of Defense Civilian Exceptional Service Award. He is a co‐inventor on three patents in commercial seismic exploration and holds a doctorate in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) invests in high‐risk/high‐payoff research programs that have the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over future adversaries.

    Please see attached agenda.

Vice President for Research

Dr. Michael Dougher
Vice President for Research

Dr. Kevin Malloy
Assoc. VP for Research Initiatives

Carlos Romero
Assoc. VP for Research Compliance

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