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Dr. Peter Highnam
ACTING DIRECTOR, DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY, Director's Office
Dr. Peter Highnam is the acting director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Prior to this assignment, he was the deputy director at DARPA from February 2018 – January 2020. More
Dr. David Honey
ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY , Director's Office
Dr. David Honey is the acting deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He also serves on a joint duty assignment in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and as a special assistant to the DARPA director, where he facilitates the information exchange between the Intelligence Community and DARPA. More
Dr. David K. Abe
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. David K. Abe joined DARPA in January 2020 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include the generation of coherent electromagnetic radiation using electron beams, radio frequency (RF) directed energy devices and applications, electromagnetic coupling and effects on electronics, and high power millimeter-wave/sub-millimeter-wave devices for sensors and communications. More
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Lori Adornato joined DARPA as a Program Manager in July 2017. Her interests include interpretation of organismal behavior and development of bio-inspired materials, as well as platforms and systems for marine sensing applications. More
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Joe Altepeter joined DARPA in the Defense Sciences Office in September 2019. His interests include quantum and quantum-inspired technologies, novel sensors and imaging systems, hyperspectral awareness, and the visualization of useful data from complex physical systems. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Gregory Avicola joined DARPA in May 2019 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. Areas of expertise include remote sensing (focus on maritime applications), undersea systems, and naval warfare. He is particularly interested in naval logistics, developing capabilities to exploit undersea mobility, improving both manned and unmanned undersea systems, and enabling undersea autonomous systems. More
Dr. Joshua Baron
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Joshua Baron joined DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) as a program manager in August 2017. His research interests include cryptography, privacy, and anonymity. More
| Cyber |
Deputy Director, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Thomas Beutner joined DARPA to serve as deputy director of the Tactical Technology Office (TTO) in January 2018. Prior to coming to the Agency, he served as the head of the Air Warfare and Weapons Science & Technology Department at the Office of Naval Research (ONR). In this role, Beutner was responsible for the Navy’s science and technology investment in aircraft, air, and surface weapons technology programs, and directed energy weapons research. He also served as the Navy’s representative on the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Reliance Air Platforms Panel. More
Acting Deputy Director, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Blake Bextine joined DARPA as a Program Manager in March 2016. He is interested in novel approaches to addressing issues facing agricultural biotechnology and biosecurity, including nucleic acid-based anti-pathogen/anti-pest strategies, insect and plant transformation strategies for rapid trait selection, and innovative approaches for altering insect behaviors. More
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Sergey Bratus joined DARPA as a program manager in January 2018. His research interests include computer security and intrusion analysis. More
| Cyber | Systems |
Director - Adaptive Capabilities Office (ACO), Director's Office
Mr. Thomas Browning is the director of the Adaptive Capabilities Office. In this role Browning is responsible for the management of several highly collaborative efforts to create new joint warfighting constructs and doctrine. More
Office Director, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Valerie Browning was named director of DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO) in December 2017. Dr. Browning has more than 30 years of experience in managing and executing defense-related research and development. Prior to her most recent DARPA appointment, Dr. Browning worked as an independent consultant providing subject matter expertise and strategic planning support to the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and other government clients in the areas of advanced materials and alternative energy. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Adam Bryant joined DARPA as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office in May 2019. His research interests include remote sensing systems and signal processing, physics-based modeling and simulation, and data analytics. More
Dr. John Burke
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. John Burke joined DARPA as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in August 2017. His research interests include the development of high-stability, low-noise sensors and frequency synthesis to enable new positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) and remote detection capabilities. He is particularly interested in integration of quantum and photonic sensors into form factors for practical use outside of a laboratory and new capabilities created by these devices. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Lt. Col. Paul Calhoun joined DARPA in June 2020 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office (TTO). His areas of research and expertise include human-machine teaming, hypersonics, directed energy, flight test, and next-generation aerospace vehicle concepts. More
| Air |
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. William Carter is a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office. He was formerly the director of the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory at HRL Laboratories. He received his doctorate in applied physics from Harvard University in 1997 and has more than 15 years of experience managing government and industrial materials research programs. His background spans applied physics, materials science, and mechanics. More
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Rohith Chandrasekar joined DARPA in the Defense Sciences Office in June 2020. His current interests include static and dynamic planar imaging systems, nonlinear optical devices, and radar systems. More
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Anne Cheever joined DARPA as a program manager in August 2020. She is interested in novel approaches to biosecurity, as well as the use of bioengineering, bioinformatics, and genome editing technologies for innovative biotechnological applications. More
Dr. Young-Kai Chen
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Young-Kai Chen joined DARPA as a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in September 2017. His research interests include the exploration of innovative technology frontiers in the areas of semiconductor optoelectronic materials, devices, integrated circuits, and advanced system applications for smart sensors, secure broadband wireless, and photonic links. More
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Rohit Chitale joined DARPA as a program manager in 2019. He is an infectious disease epidemiologist with more than 20 years of experience helping national and international organizations establish and lead programs related to infectious disease prevention and eradication, with specific expertise in the design and implementation of disease surveillance systems and the development of new disease control tools. More
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
CDR Jean-Paul Chretien joined DARPA as a program manager in 2020. His interests include disease and injury prevention, operational medicine, and biothreat countermeasures. More
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Linda Chrisey joined DARPA in July 2020 as a program manager in the Biological Technologies Office. Her research interests include synthetic biology, microbial energy harvesting, and the human microbiome. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Timothy Chung joined DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office as a program manager in February 2016. His interests include autonomous/unmanned air vehicles, collaborative autonomy for unmanned swarm system capabilities, distributed perception, distributed decision-making, and counter unmanned system technologies. More
| Air |
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Seth Cohen joined DARPA as a Program Manager in August 2019. He is interested in novel materials, new approaches to therapeutics/countermeasures, and biological and chemical technologies for stabilization/acquisition of scarce resources. More
Dr. William Corvey
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. William Corvey joined DARPA as a program manager in the Information Innovation Office (I2O) in June 2020 to develop, execute, and transition programs in language processing. More
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. Ian Crone joined DARPA in June 2017 to develop, execute, and transition programs in cybersecurity and cyberspace operations. More
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Tatjana Curcic joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office in October 2018. Her interests are in accelerating the development of quantum information technologies and discovering new applications in a range of areas from sensing to information processing with noisy qubits. More
Mr. John Davies
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Mr. John Davies joined DARPA in February 2020 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include adaptive radio frequency (RF) systems, artificial intelligence, real-time signal processing, configurable computing, and electronic warfare (EW). More
Program Manager , Information Innovation Office
Dr. Bruce Draper joined DARPA as a program manager in August 2019 to develop, execute, and transition programs in artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, and machine learning. More
Acting Office Director, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Kerri Dugan joined DARPA as the deputy director of the Biological Technologies Office in August 2019. More
Dr. Joshua Elliott
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Joshua Elliott joined DARPA in September 2017. His research interests include modeling and prediction of complex natural and socio-economic systems and how computational technologies can be leveraged to improve all aspects of science and modeling from data discovery to analysis. More
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Al Emondi joined DARPA in June 2017. His focus is on neurotechnology and human-machine interaction. His current work explores novel neural interface system architectures applicable to broad user populations and improving the performance of neural interfaces and their application potential through the use of third-wave artificial intelligence. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Peter Erbland joined DARPA as a program manager in February 2013. Currently, he focuses on advanced hypersonic systems and technologies including hypersonic aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics, structures and materials, and guidance, navigation and control, as well as basic and applied research in fluid mechanics, laser-based optical diagnostic techniques and numerical modeling. More
| Air |
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Anne Fischer joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) in January 2017. Trained as a chemist, Dr. Fischer is interested in pursuing creative applications of chemical approaches, methods, and tools to advance a wide range of technologies. More
Dr. Mark Flood
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Mark Flood joined DARPA as a program manager in the Information Innovation Office (I2O) in June 2020. His research interests include computational finance, financial intelligence, and financial system resilience. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Stephen Forbes is a senior research aerospace engineer in the Flight Experiments Division of Space Vehicles Directorate, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory located at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. Forbes currently serves as the DARPA program manager for Blackjack on the joint DARPA/Air Force Research Laboratory, and Space and Missile Systems Center program More
| Sensors | Space |
Mr. Dustin Fraze
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. Dustin Fraze joined DARPA in January 2017 to develop, execute, and transition programs in cyberspace operations automation. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Randy Garrett joined DARPA in February 2019 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office. Prior to arriving at DARPA, he worked for commercial cybersecurity companies. More
Dr. Tim Grayson
Office Director, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Timothy Grayson is the director of the Strategic Technology Office (STO) at DARPA. In this role, he leads the office in development of breakthrough technologies to enable warfighters to field, operate, and adapt distributed, joint, multi-domain combat capabilities at continuous speed. These technologies include sensing, communications, and electronic warfare technology and the supporting tools and decision aids needed to compose, integrate, and operate complex combat architectures. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Maj. Nathan Greiner joined DARPA in July 2018 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His research interests include advanced power and propulsion technologies for land, sea, air, and space applications. More
| Air |
Dr. Benjamin Griffin
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Benjamin Griffin joined DARPA in October 2018 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include materials and devices that enable operation in harsh environments, near-zero power sensors and wireless nodes, RF resonators, acoustics, sensors and electronics for aerospace applications, and ultrasound. More
Dr. Timothy Hancock
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Timothy M. Hancock joined DARPA as a program manager in September 2016. His research interests revolve around RF microsystem development that spans semiconductor device processing, circuit design and system integration for communication, radar, and electromagnetic spectrum-sensing applications. He is particularly interested in new circuit architectures and the underlying technology development to improve the dynamic range of RF receivers and transmitters in the face of increasing bandwidth to support wideband electromagnetic spectrum operations. More
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. Logan Harr joined DARPA as a program manager in October 2017. His research interests include cyberspace operations. More
| Cyber | Systems |
Security, Information Innovation Office
Mrs. Denice Holden is the Program Security Officer for the Information Innovation Office (I2O). She is responsible for ensuring that all I2O information, data and materials requiring safeguarding in the interest of national security are protected as prescribed. More
Dr. Eduard Hovy
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Eduard Hovy joined DARPA as a program manager in the Information Innovation Office (I2O) in July 2020 to develop, execute, and transition programs in artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing (NLP), planning, and learning. More
Dr. Bryan Jacobs
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Bryan Jacobs joined DARPA as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in May 2020. His research interests include co-development of algorithms and novel hardware architectures for optimization, machine learning, biometric encryption, and sensor processing. More
Col. Daniel Javorsek, USAF
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Col. Daniel “Animal” Javorsek joined the Strategic Technology Office as a program manager in August 2018. Prior to his arrival, he was a flight test squadron commander and experimental test pilot in several different stealth and combat fighter aircraft. More
| Air | Energy | ISR |
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Amy Jenkins joined DARPA as a program manager in the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) in June 2019. Her interests include the development of platforms for combatting infectious disease threats as well as novel manufacturing methods to enable rapid response. More