Academic Centers

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Speaker: Dr. William Chappell, DARPA

Dr. William Chappell is the Director of the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) at the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA). Serving in this position since June 2014, Dr. Chappell has focused MTO on three key areas; ensuring unfettered use of the electromagnetic spectrum, building an alternative business model for acquiring advanced trusted microelectronics, and developing circuit architectures for next-generation machine learning. The MTO office also invests in compact microelectronic components to include microprocessors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and photonic devices. Dr. Chappell will be discussing MTO's role within DARPA, and current programs to ensure trusted and secure electronics.