“Real Solutions” with Google

Winter 2015

"Real Solutions" with GoogleIn an effort aimed at speeding technology’s path from development to the marketplace, Johns Hopkins University has entered into a partnership with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, which focuses on product development and R&D. The new agreement, established as part of Google’s Multi-University Research Agreement, allows Google to draw on the expertise of Johns Hopkins computer scientists and others, and to approve funds for joint technology projects in as few as 30 days. In signing on as a MURA partner with Google, Johns Hopkins joins 15 other institutions, including Harvard, MIT, Caltech, and Stanford.

“Working with corporate partners such as the ATAP group is one of the avenues by which the work of our faculty and students can go beyond academic and scholarly impact and offer real solutions to the challenges facing society,” says Ed Schlesinger, Benjamin T. Rome Dean of the Whiting School.

For instance, under the terms of the MURA pact, Matthew D. Green, PhD ’09, an assistant research professor in Computer Science and an expert in cryptography, is collaborating with ATAP on new software to enhance the security of electronic devices.