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.
Dr. Evans is currently on leave from the University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence, Kansas, where he is the Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. At KU, he led funded research programs in the areas of adaptive networking and communications systems, high speed network testbeds, rapidly deployable broadband wireless systems and spectrum sharing technologies.
Dr. Evans served as a program director in the Division of Computer and Network Systems, Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2003 to 2005. At NSF, he was responsible for multi-organizational networking research efforts in wireless networking, cybersecurity, optical networking and scientific applications.
Dr. Evans was a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of NetGames USA, Inc., a network gaming company acquired by Microsoft in 2000. Dr. Evans was a partner and chief scientist at Ascend Intelligence, LLC, which developed the Tactical Ground Reporting System (TIGR) for DARPA and the US Army, with large deployments in the Iraq and Afghanistan theatres of operation. Ascend Intelligence was acquired by General Dynamics in 2010.
Among other service activities, Dr. Evans served as a council member for the Computing Community Consortium Council from 2012 to 2015, and as a member-at-large on the IEEE Communications Society Board of Governors from 2009 to 2011.
Dr. Evans received a B.S.E.E. degree from Lafayette College in 1983, and M.S.E., M.A. and Ph. D. degrees from Princeton University in 1984, 1986 and 1989, respectively.
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