Wednesday, May 30 | 3:30 pm | Student Center Ballroom B
Dr. Steven H. Walker
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was created in 1958 with a singular mission: to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security, and thus catalyze the development of capabilities that give the nation new options for preventing and creating strategic surprise.
To accomplish this, DARPA pursues high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines including biological technologies; advanced maritime, ground, air and space systems; information innovation and cyber systems; social and behavioral science; materials science; microelectronics; advanced mathematics; physics; chemistry; and integrated, networked defense systems.
Dr. Walker will give an overview of DARPA and some of its current programs, laying out his vision for the agency as it continues to produce revolutionary technologies and capabilities for our nation and for a safer, better future.