Program Managers

IARPA Program Managers are experts in their fields of research who bring imagination and dedication to challenges facing the Intelligence Community (IC). The work of IARPA PMs directly and substantially impacts the IC's future capabilities and, more broadly, the field of science. This includes a broad spectrum of cutting-edge technology that ranges from machine learning and quantum computing to human cognition and linguistics.

Name Contact Information Program Name(s) PM's Areas of Interest
Dr. Dawson Cagle
RESILIENCE electrochemistry, energy storage (batteries), materials chemistry, renewable liquid fuels
Dr. Jack Cooper
DIVA, SMART machine learning, remote sensing, statistical modeling, trajectory analysis
Dr. Michael DiRosa
LogiQ atomic and molecular physics, quantum computing, quantum information science (theoretical and experimental), sensing
Dr. Lars Ericson
BRIAR, Odin advanced materials, biometrics, carbon nanotubes, chem/bio sensors, computer vision, electrooptical sensors, face recognition, fingerprint collection and matching, nanotechnology
Dr. Pedro Espina
Amon-Hen adaptive optics, astrometry, astronomy, computational imaging, fiber optics, image reconstruction, optical design, optical interferometry, optical sensors, optics, small aperture telescopes, space situational awareness
Dr. Bill Harrod
SuperCables, RAVEN, AGILE high speed data transmission, microelectronics, nanoscale image reconstruction algorithms, strategic computing, trusted microelectronics
Dr. Mark Heiligman
SuperTools complexity theory, computer science, theory of algorithms, computer/human interfaces, cryptology, geology, machine learning, mathematics (number theory, algebra, and algebraic geometry), quantum information science (theoretical and experimental), scientometrics, symbolic computation
Dr. Donald Hornback
TrojAI nuclear monitoring, nuclear physics, particle accelerator applications, radiation detection and collection
Dr. Paul Kolb
SCISRS antenna design, electromagnetic simulations of complex structures, optical imaging
Dr. David Markowitz
MIST, MICrONS, FELIX biotechnology, machine learning, neuroscience, synthetic biology
Dr. Timothy McKinnon
BETTER Author privacy, Computational linguistics, Human language technology, Language typology and variation, Low resource languages
Dr. Michael Patterson
TEI-REX, Proteos biodefense, biodisimetry, bioinformatics, biosecurity, biosurveillance, counters to weapons of mass destruction, infectious diseases, synthetic biology
Dr. Sherrie Pilkington
SILMARILS, MAEGLIN, Fun GCAT CBRNE, Chemical detection, Environmental chemistry, Lasers, optics, Physical chemistry, Spectroscopy/spectrometry
Dr. Steven Rieber
FOCUS forecasting, human judgment, logic and critical thinking
Dr. Carl Rubino
BETTER, MATERIAL human language technology for low resource languages, linguistics, machine translation, typology
Dr. Jeff Weinschenk
associated technology enablers in autonomy, energy, communications, navigation, sensing, robotics and mobility, novel concepts for access and collection, Underwater/maritime applications involving unmanned vehicles, payloads and infrastructure
Noel Wheeler
architectural modeling and simulation, artificial intelligence, high performance, heterogeneous, and edge computing, machine learning