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Research Focus Areas

Research plays an important role in the discovery of ways our nation can advance and strengthen its priorities in education, health, science and engineering. Through collaboration with those from multi-disciplinary perspectives, amazing solutions can emerge. ORAU’s research enterprise offers opportunities to connect with the diversity of research excellence offered by its internationally known subject matter experts and our 150+ member institutions.

With our university partnerships spanning more than seven decades, ORAU offers many ways to create partnerships to explore and develop innovative solutions for some of our nation’s most pressing issues.

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Impact Areas

Developing computer simulations to improve disaster planning in rural communities

Envisioning disaster planning and its influence on disaster management as a complex system-of-systems will allow researchers at ORAU and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop computer simulations to improve disaster planning in rural communities.

Read more about this ODRD project

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Contact us

If you have questions about ORAU's research partnerships, contact us at (865) 576-1717 or .