Category Archives: Program Manager

DARPA Program Manager Dr. Joshua Baron

Dr. Joshua Baron started as a DARPA program manager in the Information Innovation Office (I2O) in August, 2017.  Before joining DARPA he worked at the RAND corporation where he “investigated methods and tools to enable the development of enhanced decision-making capabilities for cyberspace operations. He also examined policy implications of virtual currencies as well as various cryptographic technologies.”

Dr. Baron is the Program Manager for the Brandeis program, which seeks to develop the technical means to protect the private and proprietary information of individuals and enterprises. His research interests include cryptography, secure computation, novel decision-making analytics for cyberspace operations and cybersecurity.  DBLP lists nine publications for Dr. Baron.

Dr. Baron received his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.


DARPA Program Manager Dr. Fotis Barlos

Dr. Fotis Barlos joined DARPA as a program manager in the Strategic Technologies Office (STO) in Januarym, 2017.  Dr. Barlos was a research scientist with BAE Systems before joining DARPA.

Google Scholar lists 19 publications by Dr. Barlos with 42 citations.  While at BAE Dr. Barlos oversaw a portfolio of projects that included “decision support and data mining; artificial intelligence; knowledge representation and reasoning; machine learning and forecasting; uncertainty management; command and control and wargaming; and computational social science.”

Dr. Barlos received his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering, and a Master of Science in electrical and computer engineering from George Mason University.  He received a Bachelor of Science in computer and information sciences from the University of Patras in Greece.

DARPA Program Manager Dr. Lori Adornato

Dr. Lori Adornato started as a DARPA program manager in the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) in July, 2017.  Before joining DARPA she worked at SRI International where she developed and fielded optics-based marine instruments.

Dr. Adornato’s interests at DARPA include “interpretation of organismal behavior and development of bio-inspired materials, as well as platforms and systems for marine sensing applications.”  ResearchGate list’s 17 publications and 1 patent for her.

She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of South Florida.