Boyle awarded US Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Nathan Boyle, postdoctoral research fellow at the Purdue School of Nuclear Engineering (NE), was awarded a US Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Nathan Boyle
Nathan Boyle

The award is supported by an appointment to the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program (IC Postdoc Program) at Purdue, administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) through an interagency agreement between the US Department of Energy (DoE) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Boyle’s research focuses on AI-centric multi-physics simulations of environment phenomena tied to monitoring world-wide data streams covering nuclear, chemical, and biological threats, and integration using AI and machine learning techniques. His main goal is to place key intelligence into the hands of decision makers allowing for rapid actions and prevention of damage to personnel and assets.

The IC Program was established in 2000 to “support unclassified basic research in areas of interest to the IC.” Fellows conduct research in partnership with their research advisor and an advisor from the Intelligence Community. Former program participants have gone on to publish in prestigious journals such as Nature, win Fulbright Awards and Presidential Early Awards for Scientists and Engineers, and be recognized by Forbes Magazine.

Rusi Taleyarkhan, professor at NE, served as Boyle’s advisor during the application process. He said, “Dr. Nathan Boyle was selected in a nationwide selection for receiving the prestigious award for a two-year duration starting fall 2021 to 2023. The selection process required vetting of Nathan’s past achievements and a proposal package pertaining to addressing critical science-related challenges on garnering critical evidence on the national and international arenas.”

In addition to this fellowship, Boyle was the department nominee for the College of Engineering Outstanding Post-Doctoral Researcher Award. Shripad Revankar, professor and Graduate Program Chairman at NE, nominated him.

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Source: Seungjin Kim,