Distinguished DARPA Program Manager Will Represent ISI in New Federal Tech Initiative

January 27, 2006

Robert Graybill is bringing his wide-ranging expertise in computing systems to ISI's Arlington, Virginia campus, where he will guide the Institute's participation in a national project aimed at ensuring continued U.S. competitiveness in world markets.

Graybill has an extensive background in embedded and high performance computing with more than 25 years of experience in both in goverment and the private sector.

According to ISI-East Director Robert Parker, "Bob will be spending a majority of his time for the next two years representing ISI at the Council on Competitiveness leading the formation of the National Innovation Collaboration Ecosystem, built on a high performance computing backbone."

"The intent of the initiative is to improve the competitive position of the United States in world markets through a national virtual prototyping infrastructure to speed the time from concept to product."

He comes to ISI from DARPA, where he initiated and managed wide-ranging IT programs in areas including Data Intensive Systems, Power Aware Computing and Communications, Polymorphous Computing Architectures, and High Productivity Computing Systems.

Prior to his DARPA work, Graybill was the director of the Signal Processing Group at Lockheed Martin in Moorestown, New Jersey.

His experience also includes advanced research, development, flight testing, production both from an engineering and management perspectives for radar, sonar, electronic warfare, space surveillance systems.

He has worked with companies including Westinghouse, Motorola, Martin Marietta Naval Systems, Martin Marietta Corporate Laboratories, Sanders and Lockheed Martin Government Electronic Systems.