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Peter Lee on the future of DARPA, and the Transformational Convergence Technology Office

Five months ago, Peter Lee took a leave of absence as Head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University to begin a stint at DARPA as the Director of the new Transformational Convergence Technology Office (DARPA/TCTO).  TCTO is re-establishing basic research programs in a broad range of rapidly emerging computing-enabled technology areas such as social media, synthetic biology, high-performance computing, and networking, as well as employing a diverse range of innovation strategies including broad community programs, competitions/challenges, and crowd sourcing.

Peter spoke on DARPA and TCTO at the University of Washington on February 2.  The talk is inspiring and informative.  Watch the streaming video here.

February 4, 2010