Mathematics of the Brain

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released its call for research proposals a couple of days ago.  A couple of topics look interesting:

  • “The Mathematics of the Brain: Develop a mathematical theory to build a functional model of the brain that is mathematically consistent and predictive rather than merely biologically inspired.”
  • “The Dynamics of Networks. Develop the high-dimensional mathematics needed to accurately model and predict behavior in large-scale distributed networks that evolve over time occurring in communication, biology and the social sciences.”

I like the use of “merely” above.