Dr. Daniel Patt is the deputy director of DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office (STO). The STO portfolio is enabling robust distributed systems architectures through programs in battle management, command and control; communications and networking; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and electronic warfare.
His technical specialty areas include systems architectures, systems engineering, system dynamics, system autonomy, human-machine teaming, human augmentation, machine perception, actuation and robotics, guidance and adaptive control, knowledge engineering, machine learning, platform design and aircraft technology.
Prior to joining STO, Dr. Patt was a program manager in DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO), where he managed numerous programs for the agency, including Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS), the Tern unmanned aircraft demonstrator program, the Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program, and the Gremlins program. In TTO, Dr. Patt placed special focus on technology transition, and has successfully enabled multiple operational, financial, technology, and commercial transitions.
Prior to joining DARPA, Patt held a senior leadership position at a small research and development firm specializing in autonomy and the rapid prototyping of complete air vehicle systems. Patt has previously worked at the Boeing Company developing advanced unmanned systems, and in the automotive industry, and has experience in legal and regulatory work. He holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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