International Engagements are activities and/or relationships at an institutional level (campus or any of its organizational components) that involve significant and/or meaningful interaction, affiliation, collaboration, and/or exchange with a foreign entity.

International engagements involving a country of concern and emerging technology require additional review. Please contact RSIE to initiate the review.

Countries of Concern

Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (North Korea)

Islamic Republic of Iran

People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau)


Russian Federation

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates

Biotechnology, such as:

  • Nanobiology
  • Synthetic biology
  • Genomic and genetic engineering, or
  • Neurotech

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, such as:

  • Neural networks and deep learning (e.g., brain modelling, time series prediction, classification)
  • Evolution and genetic computation (e.g., genetic algorithms, genetic programming)
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Computer vision (e.g., object recognition, image understanding)
  • Expert systems (e.g., decision support systems, teaching systems)
  • Speech and audio processing (e.g., speech recognition and production)
  • Natural language processing (e.g., machine translation)
  • Planning (e.g., scheduling, game play)
  • Audio and video manipulation technologies (e.g., voice cloning,  deepfakes)
  • AI cloud technologies, or
  • AI chipsets

Microprocessor technology, such as:

  • Systems-on-Chip (SoC), or
  • Stacked Memory on Chip

Advanced computing technology, such as:

  • Memory-centric logic

Data analytics technology, such as:

  • Visualization
  • Automated analysis algorithms, or
  • Context-aware computing

Quantum information and sensing technology, such as:

  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum encryption, or
  • Quantum sensing

Logistics technology, such as:

  • Mobile electric power
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Total asset visibility, or
  • Distribution-based Logistics Systems (DBLS)

Robotics, such as:

  • Micro-drone and micro-robotic systems
  • Swarming technology
  • Self-assembling robots
  • Molecular robots
  • Robot compliers, or
  • Smart Dust

Brain-computer interfaces, such as:

  • Neural-controlled interfaces
  • Mind-machine interfaces
  • Direct neural interfaces, or
  • Brain-machine interfaces

Hypersonics, such as:

  • Flight control algorithms
  • Propulsion technologies
  • Thermal protection systems, or
  • Specialized materials (for structures, sensors, etc.)

Advanced materials, such as:

  • Adaptive camouflage
  • Functional textiles (e.g., advanced fiber and fabric technology), or
  • Biomaterials

Advanced surveillance technologies, such as:

  • Faceprint and voiceprint technologies