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Assistant Director, Program Management, Biological Technologies Office
Mr. Jason Lamp is the assistant director for program management (ADPM) in the Biological Technologies Office. More
Program Security Officer, Defense Sciences Office
Mr. Michael Langerman is the Program Security Officer for DARPA's Biological Technologies Office (BTO) and Defense Sciences Office (DSO). More
Program Support Assistant, Microsystems Technology Office
Mr. Steven Larsen is a Program Support Assistant in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). More
Office Director, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Michael Leahy joined DARPA as director of the agency’s Tactical Technology Office in May 2019, marking his return to the agency, where he previously led the DARPA/U.S. Air Force Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle Program (X-45A) from conception through first flight. More
Mr. Serge Leef
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Mr. Serge Leef joined DARPA in August 2018 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include computer architecture, simulation, synthesis, semiconductor intellectual property (IP), cyber-physical modeling, distributed systems, secure design flows, and supply chain management. He is also interested in the facilitation of startup ecosystems and business aspects of technology. More
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Lt. Col. C. David Lewis joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) in January 2018. Trained as an officer and physicist, Lt. Col. Lewis is interested in applying the forefront of fundamental physics in unique ways to DoD challenges using the disciplines of quantum mechanics, space and plasmas, and gravitational physics. More
Dr. Jeff Maas
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Jeff Maas joined DARPA in April 2018 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office. Dr. Maas' research interests include electronic warfare applications involving distributed systems, real-time effectiveness monitoring, and strategic employment concepts. More
Program Analyst, Information Innovation Office
Mr. Mahoney is the Program Analyst for the Information Innovation Office (I2O). More
Program Analyst, Strategic Technology Office
Ms. Jessica P. Marsh is the program analyst for the Strategic Technology Office. Prior to joining the DARPA staff, she provided scientific, engineering and technical assistance (SETA) support for 10 years across various DARPA offices. More
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LtCol Nathan Marvel
Special Assistant to the Director / U.S. Marine Corps Operational Liaison, Director's Office
LtCol Nathan Marvel joined DARPA in 2018 as a special assistant to the director and U.S. Marine Corps operational liaison. More
Dr. Whitney Mason
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Whitney Mason joined DARPA as a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in November 2017. Her research interests are in imaging sensors that provide multi-function capability. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Todd Master joined DARPA in April 2016 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His interests include space launch, space domain awareness, space traffic management, advanced on-orbit operations including robotic servicing, and space policy associated with all of the above. More
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Assistant Director, Program Management, Strategic Technology Office
Ms. Lisa A. Mattocks is the Assistant Director, Program Management (ADPM) for the Strategic Technology Office. She was previously a Program Analyst in the Biological Technologies Office. More
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Tristan McClure-Begley joined DARPA as a Program Manager in October 2017. His scientific pursuits at the agency involve novel chemical biology approaches to treating disease and injury, and developing methods to accelerate and protect learning and executive functions. More
Program Analyst, Defense Sciences Office
Ms. Karen McMullen has been with DARPA since 1987. She has served as a program/financial analyst for a variety of major DARPA technical offices, including: Advanced Systems, Tactical Technology, Information Awareness, Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems, Special Projects and Strategic Technology.McMullen joined DSO as the program analyst in 2014. More
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. John-Francis Mergen joined DARPA as a program manager in January 2020 to develop, execute, and transition programs in cybersecurity. More
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Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Andrew Nuss joined DARPA in November 2017 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His current focus areas include unmanned maritime systems, robotic naval systems, advanced maritime architectures and their rapid fielding, and novel approaches to increase platform survivability. More
Boyan Onyshkevych
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Boyan Onyshkevych joined I2O as a program manager in 2013. His research interests include human language technologies and knowledge-based systems applied to the areas of information extraction, language understanding and semantic computing. More
Deputy Director, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Dev Palmer was named Deputy Director of the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in April 2020. Prior to his appointment, he was Chief Technologist at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, where he directed the independent research and development program and worked with the senior leadership team to define and execute technology strategy. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Joseph Parrish joined DARPA in April 2018 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His current focus areas include spaceflight hardware development, robotic systems, and on-orbit satellite servicing. More
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Program Analyst, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Joshua Parsons joined DARPA in 2018 and is the Program Analyst for the Tactical Technology Office. Prior to joining DARPA he served at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as the Chief of Plans, Budget and Execution for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) followed by becoming the portfolio manager of budget and space acquisition policy for the National Intelligence Manager for Space and Technical Intelligence. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. John S. Paschkewitz joined DARPA as a program manager in 2015. He is interested in accelerating adaptability, improving strategic decision making, and creating competitive advantages in dynamic, complex and uncertain environments with system architectures that enable flexibility and leverage machine intelligence. More
Mr. Tejas Patel
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. Tejas Patel joined DARPA as a program manager in August 2019 to develop, execute, and transition programs in cyberspace operations and other defense mission areas. More
Dr. Ken Plaks
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Ken Plaks joined DARPA in January 2015 as a program manager. His research interests include stealth aircraft, electronic warfare, weapons research and cybersecurity. More
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Dr. Ronald Polcawich
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Ronald Polcawich joined DARPA as a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in August 2017. His research interests include advanced materials processing, micromechanics for small-scale robotics, device designs, and miniaturized position, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems. More
Mr. Keith Rebello
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Mr. Keith Rebello joined DARPA in October 2018 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include materials, devices, and architectures for artificial intelligence, space, and cyber operations. More
Dr. Raymond Richards
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Raymond “Ray” Richards joined DARPA in January 2016. His research interests focus on high assurance software and systems. More
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Office Director , Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Brad Ringeisen was named Office Director of BTO in June 2019. He joined DARPA as the deputy director of BTO in December 2016. More
Dr. Jennifer Roberts
Deputy Director, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Jennifer Roberts was named Deputy Director of the Information Innovation Office (I2O) in November 2019, after serving as a program manager in I2O since 2015. Roberts works with I2O program managers in the development of programs, technologies, and capabilities to ensure information advantage for the U.S. and its allies, and coordinates this work across the Department of Defense and U.S. government. While serving as a program manager role, her principal research interests included scalable analytics and machine learning algorithms that yield insights to human users across multiple military missions and applications. More
Dr. Jeffrey S. Rogers
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Jeffrey S. Rogers joined DARPA as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office in February 2019. Prior to DARPA, Rogers spent 8 years as an electrical engineer and head of the Active Acoustics Section within the Acoustics Division at Naval Research Laboratory. His research interests include acoustic signal and array processing, information theory, acoustic metamaterials, and multi-domain and multi-sensor fusion. More
Dr. Tom Rondeau
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Tom Rondeau became a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office in May 2020, after serving as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office. More
Deputy Director, Defense Sciences Office
Army Lt. Col. (ret) Philip Root, PhD, was named deputy director of the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) in June 2019. He continues to manage the Squad X program in DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO) where he explores the intersection of AI, autonomy, and military operations. His former TTO programs include the Urban Reconnaissance through Supervised Autonomy (URSA), the ALIAS aircrew autonomy program, the Mobile Force Protection counter-UAS program, the Underminer tactical tunneling program, and the DSO Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program. He maintains responsibility for the legal, moral, and ethical (LME) analysis of the URSA program as an exemplar for in-depth LME analysis of an autonomous system. More
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Office Director, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Mark Rosker became director of DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in April 2019. Prior to this, he was deputy director of Defense Sciences Office (DSO) beginning in April 2018. More
Warfighter Liaison, Director's Office
Mr. Lee Rudacille joined DARPA in 2016 as an operational liaison for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). He assists DARPA leadership with sustaining strong and enduring relationships with SOCOM and CENTCOM key leaders, technology partners and process owners. He supports DARPA's leaders and program mangers with understanding operational and technology shortfalls and gaps, while raising awareness of how DARPA's work will advance relevant partner capabilities. Rudacille also serves as the program manager for DARPA's Service Chiefs Fellows Program. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Kevin Rudd joined DARPA in May 2020 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO). His interests include information warfare, electronic warfare, radio frequency sensing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence for DoD applications. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Lael Rudd joined DARPA in March 2020 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His expertise is in advanced autonomy systems for space and air domains. More
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Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Bartlett Russell joined DARPA as a program manager in April of 2019. Her work focuses on understanding the variability of human cognitive and social behavior to enable the decision-maker, improve analytics, and generate autonomous and AI systems that enable human adaptability. Prior to joining DARPA, Russell was a senior program manager and lead of the human systems and autonomy research area in Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories. More
Program Analyst , Biological Technologies Office
Ms. Tammy Salek is the Program Analyst for the Biological Technologies Office (BTO). She assists the Assistant Director, Program Management, with program execution and the budget formulation and justification process. More
Chief of Staff, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Director's Office
Dr. Ralph Sandfry provides strategic and management support to the DARPA Director and Deputy Director. He assesses the technical merits and risks of proposed and current projects and provides advice on technology strategies. He also guides, supervises and coordinates the Agency’s planning and operations. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Rob Saperstein joined DARPA in June 2018 as a program manager for the Strategic Technology Office. His interests lie in technologies and systems for optical reconnaissance (ISR), electronic support, tactical optical networks, and verification of effectiveness. More
Dr. William Scherlis
Office Director, Information Innovation Office
Dr. William Scherlis assumed the role of office director for DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) in September 2019. In this role he leads program managers in the development of programs, technologies, and capabilities to ensure information advantage for the United States and its allies, and coordinates this work across the Department of Defense and U.S. government. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Mary R. Schurgot joined DARPA in March 2020 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO). Her research interests include secure and efficient data sharing, automated decision aids, and the design of new networking and communication paradigms. More
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Mr. Ted Senator joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office in August 2018. Senator was a senior science advisor at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, focusing on uses of artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has been a program manager at both the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as well as the founder and leader of the Artificial Intelligence Division at the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and an engineer for the Department of the Navy More
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Paul Sheehan joined DARPA as a program manager in the Biological Technologies Office in July 2017. Dr. Sheehan will focus on new nanoscale methods for biological sensing that could be coupled with advanced engineering and electronics. His interests involve the bi-directional conversion between electronic and biochemical signals, the study of how nanostructures interact with cells and biomolecules, and new approaches for the rapid development and manufacture of bioassays. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Mr. Chris Simi joined DARPA as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office in September 2018. Prior to DARPA, Simi spent 15 years in the research office of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). At NGA, Mr. Simi served as the senior scientist for remote sensing, developing a large variety of advanced electro-optic systems and concepts. More
Assistant Director, Program Management, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Jeffrey Smith is the Assistant Director, Program Management for the Tactical Technology Office (TTO). More
Dr. Jonathan Smith
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Jonathan M. Smith joined DARPA in September 2017 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a professor of computer and information science and the Olga and Alberico Pompa Professor of Engineering and Applied Science. More
Assistant Director, Program Management, Microsystems Technology Office
Mrs. Wendy Smith joined the DARPA Microsystems Technology Office as the Assistant Director, Program Management (ADPM) in August 2015. More