Villanova Department of Computing Sciences

CSC Colloquium: Keith Gremban

DARPA: Creating Strategic Surprise

Time: Monday, April 08, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Location: Mendel Science Center 115


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was established in 1958 to prevent strategic surprise from negatively impacting U.S. national security and create strategic surprise for U.S. adversaries by maintaining the technological superiority of the U.S. military. DARPA has a legacy of success that has significantly changed the world we live in, such as GPS and the internet, just to mention a few examples. In this talk, I will provide an overview of DARPA and it's contributions to science and technology, and go into more detail on DARPA's contribution to driverless cars, and current work on content-based networking.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Keith Gremban, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) - Strategic Technology Office (STO)

Dr. Keith Gremban joined DARPA in 2011 as a Program Manager for the Strategic Technology Office. Dr. Gremban’s interests are in networks, networked systems, soldier systems, and autonomy.

Prior to joining DARPA, Dr. Gremban worked in industry where he managed several different advanced technology development groups and led many different research and development projects in areas ranging from robotics and autonomous systems to situation awareness and command and control for dismounted warfighters.

Dr. Gremban received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and Masters of Science in applied mathematics from Michigan State University, and a Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosphy in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Refreshments will be served in MSC 159 after the talk.