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.
Draper joins DARPA from Colorado State University, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science. He is an experienced research leader who has been a principal investigator and co-principal investigator on nearly 20 research and development (R&D) projects in areas including knowledge-based vision, reinforcement learning, unmanned ground vehicles, high performance computing for vision, evaluation of face recognition, biologically-inspired vision, action recognition, and communication through gesture.
Draper holds a doctorate and Master of Science degrees in computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Yale University. He has authored and co-authored approximately 120 papers. He is also an active member of the AI R&D community, with service that includes general chair, Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 1999); area chair, International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2000-02); and most recently, honorary co-chair, International Conference on Vision Systems (2017), and senior member, program committee, AAAI National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2017).
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