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Ahn receives a grant to help secure critical technologies

YY Ahn, an associate professor of informatics and computing at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s new Technology Innovation and Partnerships initiative for the U.S. to secure critical technologies.

IU will receive about $150,000 of the $4 million, one-year grant.

Ahn says the Covid-19 pandemic exposed supply-chain vulnerability and re-asserted the importance of critical technologies. Reacting to this, he says, Congress recently passed an ambitious “CHIPS and Science” act that invests more than $200 billion dollars in scientific research and the capacity to secure those critical technologies123.