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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
Special Assistant to the DARPA Director/Army Operational Liaison, Director's Office
Col. Joseph Angyal joined DARPA in 2016 as the special assistant to the director and U.S. Army operational liaison. Previously, he served as the deputy director of the U.S. European Command Joint Cyber Center in Stuttgart, Germany. 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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Kerry Bernstein
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Kerry Bernstein joined DARPA in September 2012 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office. His interests are in the areas of hardware assurance, hardware-based cybersecurity capabilities, and supply chain risk management, including anti-counterfeit and anti-tampering issues. His interests also include emerging post-CMOS device technologies for supporting future defense computing workloads. More
Deputy Director, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Thomas Beutner joined DARPA as the 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
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Division Chief: U.S. Air Force and NORTHCOM, Director's Office
Mr. Thomas Browning is a division chief in the Adaptive Execution Office. He is the principal lead for transitioning technology to the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for Air, Space, and Cyber, and is DARPA liaison to U.S. Northern Command/North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORTHCOM/NORAD). 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
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
Director for Business and Finance, Director's Office
Mr. David Busigo is the director for business and finance in the Adaptive Execution Office. He is responsible for financial oversight within the office and all business activities including financial analysis, budget planning and execution. Mr. Busigo also monitors contractual and programmatic progress of AEO programs and participates in program transition strategy development and execution. More
William Chappell
Office Director, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. William Chappell is director of the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). Serving in this position since June 2014, he has focused the office on three key thrusts important to national security. These thrusts include ensuring unfettered use of the electromagnetic spectrum, building an alternative business model for acquiring advanced DoD electronics that feature built-in trust, and developing circuit architectures for next-generation machine learning. MTO creates the MEMS, photonic, and electronic components needed to gracefully bridge the divide between the physical world in which we live and the digital realm where our information resides. 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, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Mark Costello joined DARPA in June 2017 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His interests include understanding the dynamic behavior of complex mechanical and aeronautical devices, creating new aerospace devices, developing unique control mechanisms, designing innovative sensor systems, and creating control laws for specific applications. More
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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, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Graham Drozeski joined DARPA in December 2016 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His interests include vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, advanced guidance and control, autonomy for distributed operations, manned-unmanned teaming, human-machine interfaces, fault-tolerant systems, rotorcraft survivability, technologies for rapid deployment of forces, and aircraft design. More
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Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Jerome Dunn joined DARPA in October 2013 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His interests include advanced munitions, counter-swarm, distributed unmanned sensor networks and counter-mine technologies. 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 exploring novel approaches in non-invasive or minimally invasive neural interfaces for cognitive human-machine interaction. 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, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Joseph B. Evans joined DARPA in June 2015 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office. His interests include advanced networking and communications technologies with an emphasis on large-scale wireless, dynamic and cross-domain systems. More
Dr. John Everett
Deputy Director, Information Innovation Office
Dr. John Everett is the deputy director of DARPA's Information Innovation Office (I2O). More
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
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Mr. Neil Fox joined DARPA in April 2017 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO). His technical specialty areas include secure wireless communications, distributed systems, electronic warfare, specialized radar, PNT, and cyber physical systems. More
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. Dustin Fraze joined DARPA in January 2017 to develop, execute, and transition programs in cyberspace operations automation. More
Assistant Director, Program Management, Defense Sciences Office
Ms. Kristen Fuller became the assistant director for program management (ADPM) for DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO) in April 2014. In this role, Ms. Fuller is responsible for managing DSO’s business processes. 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, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Justin Gallivan joined the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in January 2014. He is interested in many facets of synthetic biology, including engineering microbial communities to produce small molecules or to prevent disease, and reprogramming multicellular organisms to perform complex tasks. More
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Jim Gimlett joined the Defense Sciences Office as a Program Manager in 2013. His current research interests include novel metrology for positioning, navigation and timing leveraging advances in quantum optics, nanoscale microelectromechanical systems, and atomic and nuclear physics, and new monitoring, modeling and modulation methodologies applied to immunology. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. John Gorman joined DARPA in May 2013 as a Program Manager for the Strategic Technology Office. His interests include statistical estimation and learning, advanced radar systems, and distributed sensing. 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, Strategic Technology Office
Mr. Stephen Griggs joined STO as a program manager in August 2016. Prior to his arrival at DARPA, he was vice president and senior program manager for Puritan Research Corporation. This is his second tour as a DARPA program manager, having served from 2002 to 2007 as a program manager in STO. His interests lie in the areas of military imaging and surveillance technologies including electro-optics, LIDAR/RADAR, communications, networks, and sensors. He has designed, built and fielded military radars and both optical and RF communication systems. He is an expert in optical sniper systems and tactical ballistics. More
Mr. David Gunning
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. David Gunning joined DARPA in December 2015, as an IPA from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He is an experienced technology manager with research interests in artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer symbiosis. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Mark Gustafson joined DARPA in December 2012 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His focus is on technology development and demonstration for aircraft and weapons, with particular interests in hypersonic systems, propulsion and rapid design and prototyping. More
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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
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Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
COL Matthew Hepburn, MC, USA joined DARPA as a program manager in 2013. He aims to address the dynamic threats of emerging infectious diseases with potential impact on national security. More
Naval Special Warfare, Director's Office
Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Neil Hermansen is on assignment from Naval Special Warfare to DARPA with duties in the Adaptive Execution Office. He is the principal lead for transitioning technology to special mission units within the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), select members of the Intelligence Community, and other DoD partners. CWO Hermansen provides subject matter expertise to program managers and technology office leadership on matters important to the warfighter based on his extensive operational experience. More
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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
Stephen Jameson
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. Steve Jameson joined DARPA in August 2014. His current research focuses on technologies to enable situation understanding, improve effectiveness and timeliness of decision-making, and build trust between humans and autonomous reasoning systems. Specific interests include knowledge representation, techniques for causal modeling, reasoning, and inference, as well as technologies to support mixed initiative reasoning, with a focus on enabling non-expert users to effectively interact with automated reasoning systems. 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
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Karr joined DARPA as a Program Manager in June 2012. His areas of interest include ISR and EW technologies and systems, optical LPD/LPI sensing and communication, new weapon technologies and effects, weapon and ISR countermeasures and counter-countermeasures, space control, and the integration of space with tactical systems. 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
Office Director , Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Fred Kennedy took the position of director of the Tactical Technology Office (TTO) in September 2017, after joining DARPA in January 2017 as TTO deputy director. Prior to coming to the Agency, he served as the senior policy advisor for national security space and aviation in the National Security and International Affairs Division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). More
Angelos Keromytis
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Angelos Keromytis joined DARPA in July 2014. His research interests include computer systems, network security, and cryptography. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Jeffrey Krolik joined DARPA in December 2014 as a Program Manager in the Strategic Technology Office. His interests include physics-based signal and sensor array processing with applications to radio frequency (RF) and acoustic surveillance systems. More
Assistant Director, Program Management, Biological Technologies Office
Mr. Jason Lamp is the Assistant Director, Program Management 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
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Craig Lawrence joined DARPA in 2013 as a Program Manager for the Strategic Technology Office (STO). Dr. Lawrence’s interests are in battle management, command and control (BMC2); autonomy, optimization and control theory; and modeling and simulation. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Jean-Charles Ledé joined DARPA in July 2013 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His research interests include autonomous/unmanned air vehicle systems, cooperative systems, counter UAS and counter-swarms, and operations in contested and denied environments. More
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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
Col David C. Lyons
Special Assistant to the DARPA Director/U.S. Air Force Operational Liaison, Director's Office
Colonel Dave Lyons joined DARPA as the Air Force Operational Liaison in 2017. He is a command pilot with more than 2,100 hours, primarily in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. 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 Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. John Main has spent his career developing new technologies and businesses. He is currently a Program Manager in the Defense Sciences Office at DARPA where he is responsible for initiating new DARPA programs in the physical sciences and fostering the R&D communities that will support those programs. This is Dr. Main’s second tour as a DARPA Program Manager. His first tour at DARPA began in 2002 and resulted in programs in a broad range of technical areas including biologically inspired materials, fast and efficient human-powered swimming, rapid rooftop access, small-scale power generation, GPS-denied underwater navigation, and human exoskeletons for increased warfighter endurance. More
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Joseph Mangano serves as the program manager of the Excalibur program and oversees efforts designed to significantly enhance the mission set of airborne platforms through coherent optical phased array (OPA) technology. Fiber-based OPAs have near-term potential to achieve greater than 40% overall efficiency in a package compact enough for deployment on tactical airborne platforms. Successful integration of these systems would enable new and enhanced capabilities including laser radar (otherwise known as lidar), target designation, laser communications, power beaming, and aircraft self-protection. 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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Mr. John Murphy
Special Assistant to the Director, Operational Liaison for Warfighter Engagement, Director's Office
Mr. John Murphy joined DARPA in 2014. He serves as an operational liaison for warfighter engagement and technology transition. He assists DARPA leadership with sustaining strong and enduring relationships with the Navy, PACOM, SOUTHCOM, and select interagency partners. Murphy 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. He also coordinates agency-wide efforts to track the transition of DARPA technology. More
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
Troy Olsson
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Roy (Troy) Olsson III joined DARPA as a program manager in June 2014. His research interests include materials, devices, and architectures that enable low-power processing of wireless and sensor signals, vanishing materials, electronics and structures, and phased array antennas. 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 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
Jonathan Pfautz
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Jonathan Pfautz joined DARPA as a program manager in June 2015. His principal research interests lie at the intersection of the computational and behavioral/social sciences. More
Brian Pierce
Office Director, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Brian Pierce joined DARPA in 2014 and serves as the director of the DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O). 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
Program Analyst, Tactical Technology Office
Ms. Miriam Prantner is the Program Analyst for the Tactical Technology Office (TTO). More
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. Frank Pound joined DARPA as a program manager in January 2014. He is principally interested in cyber operations and providing a useful interface to the “living Internet of things” such that it can be more easily measured and understood. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Lt Col Jeremy Raley joined DARPA in June 2016 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His interests include offensive and defensive space control, remote sensing, assured availability of space assets, and command and control of the U.S. space enterprise. More
Special Assistant to the Director, Warfighter Integration, Director's Office
Mr. Scott Reed joined DARPA in 2015, facilitating the transition of game-changing DARPA technologies into Department of Defense capabilities. Reed provides the agency with robust connections to the warfighter community and assists the agency with the planning and execution of technology demonstrations and field trials to promote adoption by the warfighter. 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 |
Deputy Director, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Brad Ringeisen joined DARPA as the Deputy Director of BTO in December 2016. More
Dr. Jennifer Roberts
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Jennifer Roberts joined DARPA as a program manager in 2015. Her principal research interests include scalable analytics and machine learning algorithms that yield insights to human users. Applications of interest include cyber, genetics and human cognition. 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
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
LTC Philip Root joined DARPA in May 2017 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His research interests include unmanned vehicles, collaborative autonomy, and machine learning algorithms. He is particularly interested in leveraging commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies and the adaptability of U.S. warfighters to augment mission effectiveness. More
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Deputy Director, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Mark Rosker became deputy director of DARPA's Defense Sciences Office (DSO) 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
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
Office Director, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Justin Sanchez was named Director of BTO in May 2016, after serving as Acting Deputy Director of BTO since December 2015. The mission of BTO is to develop breakthrough technologies and capabilities for national security. He oversees 10 program managers working in areas of science and technology development including neurotechnology, gene editing, synthetic biology, and outpacing infectious diseases. 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
Carey Schwartz
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Carey Schwartz joined DARPA as a program manager in February 2015. His principal research interests include analytic methods for distinguishing causality from correlation, data to decisions and quantum information sciences. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. David Shaver is a Program Manager in the Strategic Technology Office. Prior to that he served as Chief Scientist for the Air Dominance Initiative, deputy director of the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), and as a program manager in MTO. 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, Information Innovation Office
Mr. Wade Shen joined DARPA in 2014 as a program manager. His research interests include machine learning, machine translation, speech recognition and data analytics for improved human/computer interaction. More
| AI | Data | Language |
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
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, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Vincent Tang joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office in 2013. His interests primarily involve the development of new technologies for countering weapons of mass destruction. His work at DARPA to date has involved the creation and operationalization of the SIGMA system for ubiquitous monitoring of nuclear and radiological threats, intense and compact neutron sources for portable radiography, and hybrid digital and analog computing architectures for scientific computing. 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
Special Assistant to the DARPA Director / Marine Corps Operational Liaison, Director's Office
Lt. Col. Tyson enlisted in the Marine Corps reserves in 1991 as a field artilleryman while completing his undergraduate degree in International Relations at The Pennsylvania State University. He was commissioned in 1995 and designated a naval aviator in 1997. 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
Mr. 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 |
Program Analyst, Strategic Technology Office
Scott Wenzel is a Program Analyst in the Strategic Technology Office (STO). 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, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Ted K. Woodwardjoined DARPA in January 2015 as program manager in the Strategic Technology Office. Dr. Woodward has a background in optical and radio frequency (RF) devices, systems and networks for diverse applications. His research interests generally concern the use of optical and RF technology for sensing and communications, and include high-capacity networked systems in particular. Relevant technologies include photonics, millimeter wave RF, distributed coherent signaling (e.g., multiple-input and multiple-output,MIMO), signal processing methods and host platforms, and networking. 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, Strategic Technology Office
Jiangying Zhou joined DARPA as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO) in 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 |