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Robert Calderbank

Charles S. Sydnor Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
Computer Science
Campus Box 90984, 140 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
140 Science Drive, 317 Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


RTG: Linked via L-functions: training versatile researchers across number theory

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEKey Faculty · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2028

QLCI - CI: Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by University of Maryland, College Park · 2021 - 2026

Modern Theory and Applications of Manifold Learning

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Princeton University · 2023 - 2026

Learning to Prevail: Communication in Contested and Adversarial Environments

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Research Laboratory · 2020 - 2025

RINGS: Learning-Enabled Ground and Air Integrated Networks (GAINs)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Virginia Tech · 2022 - 2025

RTG: Linked via L-functions: training versatile researchers across number theory

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEKey Faculty · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2028

QLCI - CI: Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by University of Maryland, College Park · 2021 - 2026

Modern Theory and Applications of Manifold Learning

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Princeton University · 2023 - 2026

Learning to Prevail: Communication in Contested and Adversarial Environments

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Research Laboratory · 2020 - 2025

RINGS: Learning-Enabled Ground and Air Integrated Networks (GAINs)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Virginia Tech · 2022 - 2025

Data-Driven Improved Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) Radar

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research · 2021 - 2024

HDR TRIPODS: Innovations in Data Science: Integrating Stochastic Modeling, Data Representation, and Algorithms

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2019 - 2023

CIF: Small: Improving Quantum Computing and Classical Communication using Discrete Sets of Unitary Matrices

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2019 - 2023

Algebraic and geometric methods for clustering and classification

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Princeton University · 2020 - 2023

IUCRC Proposal Phase 1 Duke: Center for Alternative Sustainable and Intelligent Computing (ASIC)

ResearchParticipating Faculty Member · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2023

CIF:Small:High Performance Memories that Integrate Coding and Computer Architecture

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2017 - 2020

Modern Tools for Classification and Clustering

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Princeton University · 2017 - 2020

Oak Ridge National Lab GO Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory · 2014 - 2019

Optimal Online Data-Driven Optimization with Multiple Time-Varying Non-Convex Objectives

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency · 2018 - 2019

Planning IUCRC Duke University: Center for Alternative Sustainable and Intelligent Computing

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2017 - 2018

SHF:Small:Using Coding Theory to Optimize the Representation of Information in Computer Architecture

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2018

Wide-Area Persistent Energy-Efficient Maritime Sensing

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2013 - 2016

Discovery of Empirical Components by Information Theory, Random Matrix Theory, and Computational Topology

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Princeton University · 2013 - 2016

X-Ray Scatter and Phase Imaging for Explosive Detection

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by US Department of Homeland Security · 2011 - 2015

Photon-limited Sensing and Surveillance

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research · 2011 - 2014

External Relationships


  • Berlin International Graduate School in Modeling and Simulation
  • Cohere Technologies
  • IonQ, Inc.
  • Texas A&M - Hagler Institute for Advanced Study

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