To connect our people with the latest ideas, a vibrant firmwide network links Booz Allen with outside research leaders from across the global academic community. We actively collaborate with computer science labs and math departments at Harvard University, Syracuse University, the Montreal-based Mila institute, and other organizations. And our university-wide master collaboration agreement with the University of Maryland Baltimore County lets Booz Allen practitioners work on interdisciplinary projects with any professor from any department. Open access to academic environments enables our people to hone their expertise, often at the Ph.D. level, while continuing to build careers in industry. We support emerging researchers by providing them with mentoring and ongoing opportunities to explore transformational AI concepts.