AI Expert Victoria Coleman Named New Head of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Sep 7, 2020
Most recently, Coleman served as a senior advisor at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at the University of California Berkeley. Previously, she held the position of CEO at Atlas AI, Senior Vice President at Technicolor, CTO of Connected Home Business, Vice President of Engineering at Yahoo!, Vice President of Software Engineering at Hewlett-Packard Palm Global Business Unit, and Director for Security Initiatives at Intel. She is also a member of Lockheed Martin’s Technology Advisory Group and a member of Santa Clara University’s Advisory Board for the Department of Computer Engineering.
Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Kratsios commented,
“During this era of great power competition, DARPA is critical to strengthening the U.S. military’s technological dominance and advancing innovations that benefit our warfighters. We are excited to welcome Dr. Coleman as the new director and look forward to building upon DARPA’s unmatched record of achievement."