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    Dan Hammerstrom joined DARPA as a program manager in March, 2012. He came to DARPA from Portland State University, where he is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department, and was Associate Dean for Research in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.

    Dr. Hammerstrom’s research interests include biologically inspired information engineering at the molecular scale, hybrid nanoscale/Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) very-large-scale integration (VLSI) for Intelligent Signal Processing (ISP), parallel architectures for image processing and pattern recognition, and technology commercialization.

    From 1977 to 1980, Dr. Hammerstrom was an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Cornell University. In 1980 he joined Intel in Oregon, where he was involved in computer architecture and VLSI design. In 1988 he founded Adaptive Solutions, Inc., which specialized in high performance silicon technology (the CNAPS chip set) for image processing, neural network emulation, and pattern recognition. He moved to the Oregon Graduate Institute in 1997, where he was the Doug Strain Professor until 2004, when he moved to Portland State University.

    Dr. Hammerstrom is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He has authored over seventy research papers and eight book chapters, and holds seven patents. He has been a Visiting Scientist at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and the NASA Ames Research Center.

    He received a Bachelor of Science in Elecectrical Engineering Montana State University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
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