Dr. Jennifer Roberts was named Deputy Director of the Information Innovation Office (I2O) in November 2019, after serving as a program manager in I2O since 2015. Roberts works with I2O program managers in the development of programs, technologies, and capabilities to ensure information advantage for the U.S. and its allies, and coordinates this work across the Department of Defense and U.S. government. While serving as a program manager role, her principal research interests included scalable analytics and machine learning algorithms that yield insights to human users across multiple military missions and applications.
Prior to joining DARPA, Roberts worked at Aptima and led an intercompany team of data scientists, software developers and cloud experts to create scalable analytics for network defense. Her team's analytics sought to distinguish routine behaviors from suspicious activities and attacks in datasets with billions of events.
Roberts holds a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was both a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow and National Science Foundation Fellow. She holds an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and dual degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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