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Dr. Steven Walker
Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Dr. Steven H. Walker was appointed director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on November 13, 2017. He served as the deputy director of the agency from October 2012 to December 2016, and as acting director from January 2017 through October 2017. More
Dr. Peter Highnam
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY
Dr. Peter Highnam became the deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in February 2018. 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. Fotis Barlos
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Fotis Barlos joined DARPA in January 2017 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO). Dr. Barlos' interests include data analytics, computational science, and planning technologies. 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
Program Manager, 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
CAPT Daniel Brunk, USN
Special Assistant to the Director, U.S. Navy Operational Liaison, Director's Office
Captain Daniel Brunk joined DARPA as the U.S. Navy operational liaison in 2017. He previously served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Operations and Plans Division as the Ocean Systems and Nuclear Matters branch head. 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 the integration of modern atomic physics techniques (e.g. laser cooling and trapping) with photonic circuits and atom chips to reduce the complexity, cost, and size of these techniques while increasing their robustness and reliability for use outside of a laboratory environment. More
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
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, 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, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Christopher Clay joined DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office as a program manager in January 2016. His interests include hypersonics, fixed- and rotary-wing platform development, munitions and aeropropulsion. 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
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
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
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Deputy 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. Michael Fiddy joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office in September 2016. His current interests include fundamental studies of wave-matter interactions from RF to visible light frequencies. Advancing scattering and inverse scattering methods for multiple scattering media leads to new imaging techniques and tools to synthesize 2-D and 3-D materials and structures, including those with sub-wavelength features. More
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
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. Jim Galambos joined DARPA in January 2015 as program manager in the Strategic Technology Office. He has a background in unmanned systems, undersea power/energy and weapon systems. His research interests include expanding combat capability through combining manned and unmanned systems. Relevant technologies include autonomy, undersea communications, unmanned vehicles, maritime power and energy systems, heterogeneous networking and the modeling and simulation of such systems. 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 Security Officer, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Daniel Greenbaum joined DARPA in June 2013. He provides dedicated security support to the Tactical Technology Office by serving as the advisor to the TTO office director and deputy on the establishment, management, conduct and effectiveness of TTO security programs. 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 hypersonics, turbomachinery, air-to-ground weapons, and air operations in contested environments. 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. 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. Douglas “Scott” Holmes
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Douglas “Scott” Holmes joined DARPA in February 2019 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His areas of interest include superconductor electronics and novel computing technologies. More
Lt Col Dan “Animal” Javorsek
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Lt. Col. Dan “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. 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
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
| AI | Analytics | BMC2 |
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 |
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 Support Assistant, Microsystems Technology Office
Mr. Steven Larsen is a Program Support Assistant in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). More
Ms. Khine Latt
Deputy Director, Strategic Technology Office
Ms. Khine Latt re-joined DARPA as the deputy director of the Strategic Technology Office (STO) in May 2018. Prior to Ms. Latt's return to STO, she served as the executive director and director of Analysis in the Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), where she was responsible for analysis and assessment of future concepts, systems, and capabilities being developed and demonstrated across SCO. From November 2013 to November 2016, Ms. Latt was deputy director of STO, with an office portfolio encompassing distributed systems of systems, intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare (EW), communications and networking, battle management/command and control, and positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) in air, maritime, undersea, and space domains. 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
Major C. David Lewis joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) in January 2018. Trained as an officer and physicist, Maj. 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
Jay Lewis
Deputy Director, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Jay Lewis is the Deputy Director of the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). In this role, Dr. Lewis helps set the strategic vision for the office, recruits program managers (PMs) who are leaders in their respective fields, and provides the oversight and guidance required to empower the PMs to drive the creation of breakthrough technology for national security. More
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Rosa Alejandra “Ale” Lukaszew joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office in January 2017. Her current research interests include understanding and developing new materials, structures, and devices incorporating strongly correlated electrons–particularly exploiting topological correlations to create pathways to new paradigms in electronics for applications in memory, logic, energy conversion devices, and sensors. 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 DARPA 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 the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency 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. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Lindsay Millard joined DARPA in July 2014. Her focus is to enable big capabilities on small satellites. Areas of technical expertise include satellite systems engineering, remote sensing, sparse-aperture telescopes, astrodynamics, and guidance, navigation, and control (GNC). More
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Dr. Sandeep Neema
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Sandeep Neema joined DARPA in July 2016. His research interests include cyber physical systems, model-based design methodologies, distributed real-time systems, and mobile software technologies. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. George Nowak joined DARPA in August 2017 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO). Dr. Nowak’s current focus is on developing a system-of-systems architecture that adapts advanced technologies to enhance capabilities of ground forces. Additionally, his research interests include photonic devices and systems, and optical communications. 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
Mr. Andreas Olofsson
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Mr. Andreas Olofsson joined DARPA as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office in January 2017. His interests include intelligent design automation, system optimization, and open hardware. 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
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, Defense Sciences 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
| 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 |
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
Acting Deputy Director, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Jennifer Roberts joined DARPA as a program manager in 2015, and in 2019 assumed the additional position of Acting Deputy Director of the Information Innovation Office (I2O). In her Acting Deputy Director role, 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. With respect to her program manager role, Roberts' principal research interests include 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, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Tom Rondeau joined DARPA as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office in May 2016. His research interests include adaptive and reconfigurable radios, improving the development cycle for new signal-processing techniques, and creating general purpose electromagnetic systems. More
Deputy Director, Defense Sciences Office
Lt. Col. Philip Root was named deputy director of the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) in June 2019. He will continue to manage the Squad X portfolio and the Urban Reconnaissance through Supervised Autonomy (URSA) programs in DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO) where he explores the intersection of autonomy and military operations. 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, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Adam H. Russell joined DARPA as a program manager in July 2015. He is interested in new experimental platforms and tools to facilitate discovery, quantification, and "big validation" of fundamental measures in social science, behavioral science, and human performance. More
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
Dr. Linton Salmon
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Linton Salmon joined DARPA as a program manager in September 2014. His research interests include semiconductor process and design technology and its application to defense systems. 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
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, 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
Dr. Hava Siegelmann
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Hava Siegelmann joined DARPA in July 2016 with the goal of developing programs that advance intelligence in computerized devices, focusing on life-long learning, context-aware adaptivity, and user-centered applications. 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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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
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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 |