Jennifer Roberts

DARPA Information Innovation Office — Deputy Director

Dr. Jennifer Roberts was named Deputy Director of the Information Innovation Office (I2O) in November 2019, after serving as a program manager in I2O since 2015. Roberts works with I2O program managers in the development of programs, technologies, and capabilities to ensure information advantage for the U.S. and its allies, and coordinates this work across the Department of Defense and U.S. government. Technology areas include secure systems, cyber, artificial intelligence, and trustworthy information. While serving as a program manager role, her principal research interests included scalable analytics and machine learning algorithms that yield insights to human users across multiple military missions and applications.

Roberts holds a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was both a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow and National Science Foundation Fellow. She holds an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and dual degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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