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New Program Managers

DARPA program managers address national security challenges from every possible technology angle and recognize that success comes from attracting the help of scientists and engineers across many different disciplines—in academia, government labs, and companies large and small. Featured here are program managers who have arrived at the Agency within the past six months. They bring with them fresh ideas and priorities, and a sense of urgency to take advantage of their positions at DARPA to catalyze the creation of truly radical technologies. We encourage you to reach out to them as they develop their portfolios of new DARPA programs to share research proposals that reflect your dreams of new capabilities and technologies.

Dr. Stephen Trimberger
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Stephen Trimberger joined DARPA in August 2018 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include semiconductor devices, device architecture, electronic design automation (EDA), and hardware security. 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
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
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, 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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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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Dr. Christian Sund
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
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