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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. Jason Woo
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Jason C. S. Woo joined DARPA in September 2020 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include VLSI technology, ultra-scaled semiconductor device design, fabrication, and integration processes for both high performance and low power digital, analog, and RF applications. More
Dr. James Wilson
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. James Wilson joined DARPA in July 2020 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include the development of radio frequency (RF), analog, and digital circuits that push the power and performance envelope; novel topologies enabled through heterogeneous integration; and the applications of electronics to enable new RF, EW, and communication opportunities. He is particularly interested in increasing the energy efficiency of electronics to enable ubiquitous, high performance systems for wideband electromagnetic spectrum operations. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Stephen Forbes is a senior research aerospace engineer in the Flight Experiments Division of Space Vehicles Directorate, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory located at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. Forbes currently serves as the DARPA program manager for Blackjack on the joint DARPA/Air Force Research Laboratory, and Space and Missile Systems Center program More
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Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Ali Keshavarzi joined DARPA in August 2020 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include technologies for low-power and high-performance computing, expanding to foundational building blocks of advanced devices, memories, circuits, and architectures for microsystems with embedded intelligence. These intelligent microsystems allow for taking compute to the data for locally processing the data at its source in the field, enabling Edge Intelligence. More
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
CDR Jean-Paul Chretien joined DARPA as a program manager in 2020. His interests include disease and injury prevention, operational medicine, and biothreat countermeasures. More
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Anne Cheever joined DARPA as a program manager in August 2020. She is interested in novel approaches to biosecurity, as well as the use of bioengineering, bioinformatics, and genome editing technologies for innovative biotechnological applications. More
Dr. Eduard Hovy
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Eduard Hovy joined DARPA as a program manager in the Information Innovation Office (I2O) in July 2020 to develop, execute, and transition programs in artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing (NLP), planning, and learning. More
Dr. Thomas Kazior
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Thomas E. Kazior joined DARPA in July 2020 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include semiconductor device design, fabrication and integration processes including 3D heterogeneous integration (HI) of silicon and compound semiconductor and other non-silicon devices for RF arrays, and microwave/millimeter-wave/sub-millimeter-wave devices for sensors and communications. More
Ms. Allison Kline
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Ms. Allison Kline joined DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) as a program manager in July 2020. Her research interests include cybersecurity, program analysis, emulation, cyberspace operations, and automation. More
Dr. William Corvey
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. William Corvey joined DARPA as a program manager in the Information Innovation Office (I2O) in June 2020 to develop, execute, and transition programs in language processing. More
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Linda Chrisey joined DARPA in July 2020 as a program manager in the Biological Technologies Office. Her research interests include synthetic biology, microbial energy harvesting, and the human microbiome. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Lt. Col. Paul Calhoun joined DARPA in June 2020 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office (TTO). His areas of research and expertise include human-machine teaming, hypersonics, directed energy, flight test, and next-generation aerospace vehicle concepts. More
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Dr. Mark Flood
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Mark Flood joined DARPA as a program manager in the Information Innovation Office (I2O) in June 2020. His research interests include computational finance, financial intelligence, and financial system resilience. More
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Rohith Chandrasekar joined DARPA in the Defense Sciences Office in June 2020. His current interests include static and dynamic planar imaging systems, nonlinear optical devices, and radar systems. More
Dr. Kevin Rudd
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Kevin Rudd joined DARPA in May 2020 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO). His interests include information warfare, electronic warfare, radio frequency sensing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence for DoD applications. More
Dr. Bryan Jacobs
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Bryan Jacobs joined DARPA as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in May 2020. His research interests include co-development of algorithms and novel hardware architectures for optimization, machine learning, biometric encryption, and sensor processing. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Lael Rudd joined DARPA in March 2020 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His expertise is in advanced autonomy systems for space and air domains. More
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Dr. Mary R. Schurgot
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Mary R. Schurgot joined DARPA in March 2020 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO). Her research interests include secure and efficient data sharing, automated decision aids, and the design of new networking and communication paradigms. More