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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Lt. Col. Jimmy “Reverend” Jones joined DARPA in October 2016 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office. Prior to his arrival, he was the chief of the Advanced Countermeasures Branch in Air Force Special Programs at the Pentagon. More
Dr. Thomas Kazior
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Thomas E. Kazior joined DARPA in July 2020 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include semiconductor device design, fabrication and integration processes including 3D heterogeneous integration (HI) of silicon and compound semiconductor and other non-silicon devices for RF arrays, and microwave/millimeter-wave/sub-millimeter-wave devices for sensors and communications. More
Dr. Gordon Keeler
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Gordon Keeler joined DARPA in August 2017 as a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His objective is to accelerate the development of emerging photonics, electronics, and integration technologies to open new pathways toward revolutionary optical microsystems. More
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Ali Keshavarzi joined DARPA in August 2020 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include technologies for low-power and high-performance computing, expanding to foundational building blocks of advanced devices, memories, circuits, and architectures for microsystems with embedded intelligence. These intelligent microsystems allow for taking compute to the data for locally processing the data at its source in the field, enabling Edge Intelligence. More
Dr. Brian Kettler
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Brian Kettler joined DARPA in March 2019. His research interests include automated decision support (AI reasoning and planning), computational modeling of sociocultural systems, human-machine collaboration, and context-aware computing. More
Ms. Allison Kline
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Ms. Allison Kline joined DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) as a program manager in July 2020. Her research interests include cybersecurity, program analysis, emulation, cyberspace operations, and automation. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Andrew Knoedler joined DARPA in July 2018 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His technical experience includes technology development and demonstration of complex aircraft and weapons systems, with a focus on demonstrating capabilities on shortened timelines. More
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Mr. Aaron Kofford
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Mr. Aaron Kofford joined DARPA in January 2019 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO). Kofford has worked on advanced emerging technology projects for NASA, DoD, and the Intelligence Community (IC). He has broad experience in many challenging fields including underwater Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT), advanced electronic warfare techniques, small size, weight and power (SWaP) sensor systems, heterogeneous systems of systems, and internal rocket motor ballistics. More
| EW | ISR | Maritime | Space |
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Steve Komadina joined DARPA in July 2019 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His research interests include technology development, flight demonstration, and prototyping of hypersonic systems; novel planforms/propulsion/controls; autonomous/unmanned air systems; air-to-air weapons; and manned/unmanned teaming. More
| Air | Autonomy |
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, 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. In particular, she is interested in novel device structures, optics, and electronics that enable new capabilities compared to current state of the art imaging systems. 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
| Space |
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
| Cyber |
Dr. Sandeep Neema
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Sandeep Neema joined DARPA in July 2016 and again in September 2020. His research interests include cyber physical systems, model-based design methodologies, distributed real-time systems, and mobile software technologies. More
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
Dr. Dev Palmer
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
| Space |
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
Deputy Director, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Ken Plaks is the deputy director of the Strategic Technology Office. He joined DARPA in January 2015 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office. His research interests include stealth aircraft, electronic warfare, weapons research, and cybersecurity. More
| Cyber | EW | Materials |
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
| Cyber | Formal | Trust |
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
Dr. Kevin Rudd
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
| Air | Autonomy | Space |
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
Dr. Mary R. Schurgot
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
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
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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
CDR Matthew Thatcher
Special Assistant to the Director, U.S. Navy Operational Liaison, Director's Office
Commander Matthew Thatcher joined DARPA in 2020 as a special assistant to the director and U.S. Navy operational liaison. 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 |
Special Assistant to the Director / U.S. Army Operational Liaison, Director's Office
Colonel Allen Walker joined DARPA as a special assistant to the director and U.S. Army operational liaison in 2019. He previously served as the Branch Chief of Maneuver Support in the Director of Force Management, G-3/5/7, Department of the Army. More
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, 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 |
Dr. James Wilson
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. James Wilson joined DARPA in July 2020 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include the development of radio frequency (RF), analog, and digital circuits that push the power and performance envelope; novel topologies enabled through heterogeneous integration; and the applications of electronics to enable new RF, EW, and communication opportunities. He is particularly interested in increasing the energy efficiency of electronics to enable ubiquitous, high performance systems for wideband electromagnetic spectrum operations. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
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
Dr. Jason Woo
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Jason C. S. Woo joined DARPA in September 2020 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include VLSI technology, ultra-scaled semiconductor device design, fabrication, and integration processes for both high performance and low power digital, analog, and RF applications. 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
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Stuart Young joined DARPA in January 2020 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His expertise includes autonomous/unmanned ground and air vehicles, intelligent behaviors for unmanned systems, multi-agent teaming, applied artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and field robotics technologies. 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