Jason Matheny, PhD/MBA/MPH – IARPA

Director, IARPA - Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency

Dr Matheny oversees research efforts to develop new capabilities for a range of events relevant to national security. He was also overseeing three IARPA programs: the Open Source Indicators (OSI) program, Foresight and Understanding from Scientific Exposition (FUSE) and Forecasting Science and Technology (ForeST)

William Vanderlinde, PhD – IARPA

Director, IARPA Office of Safe and Secure Operations (SSO)

Dr.Vanderlinde was an IARPA program manager from 2009 to 2012, leading the CAT and ATHENA programs. He re-joined IARPA in March 2015 as the SSO office director. Dr. Vanderlinde’s work has focused on microelectronics and advanced microscopy, with applications to supply-chain assurance and high-performance computing.

Catherine Cotell, PhD – IARPA

Director, IARPA Incisive Analysis (IA) Office

Dr. Cotell’s career has been dedicated to delivering innovative technology-based solutions to both the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Department of Defense. Dr. Cotell holds seminal patents in the field of laser deposition of biocompatible coatings for medical implants.

Rita Bush, PhD – IARPA

Acting Director, IARPA Office for Anticipating Surprise
Program Manager. ICArUS program

Dr. Bush previously served as Division Chief of the Information Exploitation (InfoX) Research Division in the Disruptive Technology Office (DTO), where she oversaw an extensive research portfolio in a variety of topics of interest to the Intelligence Community, including natural language understanding, video exploitation, collaborative work environments, social network analysis, modeling and simulation and information visualization.

Chris Reed, PhD – IARPA

Acting Director, Office of Smart Collection
Program Manager, Athena, GHO, HFGeo, SLiCE

Dr. Reed has been an IARPA program manager since 2010, managing programs and projects on diverse topics that include geolocation, electrically small antennas, and reliability of information from sensor networks. He has been involved in all development phases for systems for signals intelligence, communications, navigation, radar, and electronic warfare. He has patents in parallel computing, radar signal processing, and GPS.

Alexis Jeannotte, PhD – IARPA

Program Manager, IARPA SHARP and TRUST programs

Dr. Jeannotte held an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship in the National Securities and Global Securities at the US Department of Homeland Security. Dr Jeannotte also was a contractor supporting the government in the development and management of programs that fund research and development to meet national security needs.

R. Jacob Vogelstein

Program Manager, Office of Safe and Secure Operations, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
Multi-Council Working Group (staff), BRAIN Initiative

As an IARPA Program Manager, Dr. Vogelstein's areas of interest include neural computing, neuromorphic hardware, neuromimetic algorithms, brain-computer interfaces, neural prosthetics, and other topics in applied neuroscience.

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