DARPA working groupDARPA Working group is a bimonthly meeting for interested faculty to learn how to best work with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), discuss open calls, and meet with special guests, specifically external experts with DARPA experience.

GSI is excited to announce a visit from Robert Colwell, prior director of DARPA’s Microsystems Technology office. You are invited to learn about his experience with DARPA and hear his inside perspective. Bring your questions and stay for the post-presentation Q&A session.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
11 a.m.–noon
Biodesign B (BDB), Room 105, Tempe campus [map]

Robert Colwell was Director of DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office from 2012 – 2014. Previously, he was Intel’s chief IA32 (Pentium) microprocessor architect from 1992-2000. He was named the Eckert-Mauchly award winner for 2005, and the Bob Rau Award winner in 2015. Elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 “for contributions to turning novel computer architecture concepts into viable, cutting-edge commercial processors”, he is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science. He was named an Intel Fellow in 1996, and an IEEE Fellow in 2006. Colwell was a CPU architect at VLIW minisupercomputer pioneer Multiflow Computer, a hardware design engineer at workstation vendor Perq Systems, and a member of technical staff at Bell Labs. He has published many technical papers and journal articles, is inventor or co-inventor on 40 patents, and has participated in numerous panel sessions and invited talks. He is the Perspectives editor for IEEE Computer Magazine, wrote the At Random column 2002-2005, and is author of The Pentium Chronicles. He is currently an independent consultant. Colwell holds the BSEE degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and the MSEE and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University.

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