Johns Hopkins University has entered into a partnership agreement with Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group aimed at speeding up the development of new technology and moving the resulting products toward the marketplace more quickly.
The agreement will enable ATAP to draw on the expertise of computer scientists and others at Johns Hopkins and approve funds for joint technology projects in as few as 30 days.
One such collaboration with ATAP is already underway. Matthew D. Green, an assistant research professor in the school's Department of Computer Science, is using the grant to work with his graduate students on new software to enhance security solutions for users of electronic devices.
Johns Hopkins has now become the 16th institution of higher education to add its name to the list of partners, which also includes Caltech, Harvard, MIT, and Stanford.
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