Academic Partnerships

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Since 2011, the LMI Research Institute has developed formal working relationships with universities across the country, bridging the gap between academia and industry to create innovative solutions and explore new research topics. LMI's Academic Partnerships program provides structured, funded research projects that expose students to real-world challenges faced by the federal government. In addition, the program further increases LMI’s visibility in the academic world and grants access to research capabilities not otherwise found within the company.

Partnering for Outcome-Driven Research

LMI has partnerships with the following universities. Learn more about our Academic Partnerships program by reviewing this brochure and contacting the LMI Research Institute manager.

Funded Research

The LMI Research Institute engages its academic partners through funded research. Each year, our partners participate in a competitive funding process. Once funding has been awarded, LMI staff members lead efforts in collaboration with university teams, ensuring that the theory is applicable to our clients' needs.

Current Research

  • Developing a Low-Cost Integrated Internet of Things Ecosystem for Asset Management—George Washington University
  • Logistical Pathways to Critical Diversity in Organizational Leadership—Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems, University of Virginia
  • Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeit Parts in the Electronic Parts Supply Chain—Pennsylvania State University
  • Shareability and Accessibility to Big Genomic Data—George Mason University
  • Toward Reliable and Continuous Operation of Internet-of-Things—University of Texas at San Antonio

Previous Research

  • Cyber Incident Response: Models and Platforms for Information and Resource Sharing—University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Decision Support System for Malaria Vaccine Procurement and Inventory in Developing Countries—George Washington University
  • Enhancing Situational Awareness for Emergency Response Using Social Media Provenance—University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Finding Key Features in High-Dimensional Data through Dimension Reduction Methods—George Mason University
  • Integrating Big Data and Transaction Data to Develop Supply Chain Dashboards—Saint Louis University
  • Leveraging Historical Emergency Data to Support Emergency Management—Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Measuring Successful Disaster Recovery—University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Optimal Power Flow Contingency Planning for Electrical Grid Systems under N-K Failure Scenarios—Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems, University of Virginia
  • Response and Recovery: A Quantitative Approach to Emergency Management—Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Scheduling Algorithms for Service Organizations—Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Government–University Forum

Beginning in FY14, the LMI Research Institute has hosted an annual forum, providing our university partners with unique access to government and industry leaders. Over the course of a day, representatives discuss their mission, challenges, and ideas for future research. These conversations form the foundation for LMI’s research solicitation sent to partners later in the year. You can hear more about the forum and LMI’s Academic Partnerships program by watching these short videos:

2017 Government–University Forum: Creating Connections. Driving Innovation.

The 2017 Government–University Forum will be held on May 24 at LMI Tysons. The keynote speaker kicking off the event is Dr. Jason Matheny, Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

The panel topics include

  • Emerging Technology: Internet of Things
  • STEM Education: National Security and Global Competitiveness
  • Logistics: The Intersection of Technology, Infrastructure, and the Sharing Economy.

Contact Donna Norfleet for more information.