Gregory Falco, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering and a faculty member in the Institute for Assured Autonomy, where he also holds an appointment at the Applied Physics Laboratory in the Asymmetric Operations Sector, has been recognized with a Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award. These awards aim to develop the next generation of academic scientists, engineers, and mathematicians so they may develop their research ideas in the context of national security needs. 
Greg’s award project, “Orbital Resilient Blockchain Interagent Transaction Service (ORBITS) Architecture: A Resilient, Zero-Trust Architecture for Hosted Payloads and Space Infrastructure as a Service,” involves enabling cooperative engagement of untrusted parties⎯or even adversaries⎯across space infrastructure in the same way we experience cloud services or other computing infrastructures.

His research focuses on mission-resilient autonomy for applications where failure is not an option. He builds cybersecure and trustworthy AI-enabled systems to accomplish high-criticality objectives in aerospace and defense.