We are pleased to announce that a research team based at Carnegie Mellon University has received a $7.5 million, five-year grant from the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, as part of the highly competitive, DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program. The MURI program supports teams of researchers that intersect more than one traditional technical discipline, and our effort will focus on mathematical and computational aspects of HoTT. The team consists of Jeremy Avigad, Steve Awodey (PI), and Robert Harper at CMU, Dan Licata at Wesleyan University, Michael Shulman at the University of San Diego, and Vladimir Voevodsky at the Institute for Advanced Study. External collaborators are Andrej Bauer (University of Ljubljana), Thierry Coquand (University of Gothenburg), Nicola Gambino (University of Leeds), and David Spivak (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
In order to encourage collaboration and development, the funds will be used to provide support for students, postdoctoral researchers, visiting junior and senior researchers, meetings, and conferences. We are delighted about the opportunities that the grant provides to build infrastructure and lay the foundations for this exciting research program.
The technical portion of the grant proposal can be found here: MURI proposal (public).