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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
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Lt. Col. Joshua Stults became a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office in April 2018 after serving as a deputy program manager in the agency. His expertise includes high-speed flight, munitions, and novel propulsion technologies, with a focus on hypersonics. More
| Air |
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Christian Sund joined DARPA as a Program Manager in June 2018 to focus on developing novel technologies that harness the interplay between microbiomes and their host materials or organisms. His research interests include synthetic biology, systems biology, molecular biology, microbial physiology, and microbial ecology. More
CDR Greg Sutton
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Cmdr. Greg Sutton joined DARPA in August 2019 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO). His research interests include maritime access; offensive non-kinetics; and novel maritime tagging, tracking, and locating concepts. More
Assistant Director, Program Management, Information Innovation Office
Ms. Tanner is the Assistant Director, Program Management for the Information Innovation Office (I2O). More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Paul “Rusty” Thomas joined DARPA in September 2017 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His current focus areas include increasing the resilience, global reach, and networked connectivity of U.S. space assets. Areas of technical interest and expertise include disruptive low-cost space and launch systems, autonomous mission authority for satellite fleets, persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), and software-defined holographic light control. More
| Space |
Paul Tilghman
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Mr. Paul Tilghman joined DARPA in December 2014 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office. His research interests include intelligent and adaptive RF systems, digital signal processing, machine learning, wireless communications and electronic warfare. More
| ISR | Spectrum |
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. Jacob Torrey joined DARPA as a program manager in May 2017. His research interests focus on securing complex systems that are composed of cyber, physical, and human processes and components. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Mr. Dave Tremper joined DARPA as a program manager in June 2017. Prior to joining DARPA, Mr. Tremper served nine years as a program manager in electronic warfare (EW) at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) where he managed applied research programs in the areas of EW and counter-intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C-ISR) for both stand-alone and networked systems applications. More
Dr. Matt Turek
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Matt Turek joined DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) as a program manager in July 2018. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and their application to problems with significant societal impact. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Vincent J. Urick joined DARPA in May 2016 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office. His research interests include photonics, electronic warfare, and sensing in urban environments. More
| EW | Photonics |
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Eric Van Gieson joined DARPA as a Program Manager in August 2017 with the goal of using host-based methods to mitigate the impacts of emerging disease threats. He intends to explore epigenetic and real-time monitoring approaches that can dynamically guide healthcare decisions and therapy, and new methods of increasing patient survival in austere environments using intelligent systems partnered with local care providers. More
Program Manager , Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Jan Vandenbrande joined DARPA as a program manager in July 2015. He is interested in developing math and computational tools to radically improve the design of mechanical products. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Kurt Vogel joined DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office as a program manager in October 2017, after having served over two years in the Agency’s Strategic Technology Office (STO). His areas of interest include air systems, electronic warfare, stealth, space systems, and counter-space. More
| Air | EW | Space |
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Alexander Walan joined DARPA in September 2017 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His current focus areas include technology development and demonstration of advanced aircraft technologies with particular focus on rapid design, prototyping, and flight demonstration. More
| Air | Maritime |
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Maj. Amber Walker joined DARPA in June 2017 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. Her current focus area is advanced hypersonic systems for ground launch. Additional research interests include human-robot interaction, multi-modal and wearable control, shared autonomy, and other technologies to manage warfighter mental workload. More
| Ground |
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Mr. John Waterston joined DARPA in 2017 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO). Mr. Waterston’s interests are in maritime autonomy, undersea warfare, distributed sensing, and non-traditional communications. More
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Renee Wegrzyn joined DARPA as a Program Manager in 2016. She is interested in applying the tools of synthetic biology to support biosecurity and outpace infectious disease. More
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. Walter Weiss joined DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) as a program manager in July 2017. His research interests focus on cybersecurity operations. More
| Cyber |
Assistant Director, Program Management , Defense Sciences Office
Scott Wenzel is the Assistant Director for Program Management (ADPM) in the Defense Sciences Office (DSO). More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Scott Wierzbanowski joined DARPA in November 2016 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His interests include technology development and demonstration for aircraft and weapons with a focus on autonomous and semi-autonomous air systems, manned/unmanned teaming, and reusable space launch. More
| Air |
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Stacie Williams joined DARPA in February 2019 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. Her expertise includes remote sensing, research and development portfolio management, and technology transition. More
| Space |
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Woerner joined DARPA in September 2018 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His interests include unmanned systems, offensive and defensive swarms, undersea influence, multi-domain teaming, and human-machine interactions. More
Security, Defense Sciences Office
Mr. Greg Woosley is the Program Security Officer for the Information Innovation Office (I2O). He is responsible for ensuring that all I2O information, data and materials requiring safeguarding in the interest of national security are protected as prescribed. His duties include the establishment and maintenance of controls and infrastructure to ensure conformance with all laws and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of National Intelligence (DNI) issuances. More
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Mark Wrobel joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office in 2019. His interests include the development of new capabilities for detecting and interdicting threats associated with weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats to national security. More
Dr. Paul Zablocky
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Paul Zablocky joined DARPA as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office in September 2018. Zablocky’s previous positions include Navy, Marine, and Army R&D experience. More
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Jiangying Zhou became a DARPA program manager in the Defense Sciences Office in November 2018, having served as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO) since January 2018. Her areas of research include machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) exploitation technologies. More
| AI | ISR | Processing |