2019 Summit Agenda, Videos, and Slides

DARPA ERI Summit July 15-17 | Detroit, MI

Monday, July 15, 2019 - The Fillmore & Little Caesars Arena

7:00 AM
Registration / Continental Breakfast / Limited Poster Review
Located in the Lobby areas

ERI iconERI Morning Plenary

9:00 AM


Welcome and Introductory Remarks (video)
Dr. Mark Rosker, Director, DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) - slides

9:20 AM

Why Detroit? (video)
Dr. William Chappell, CTO, Microsoft Azure Global

10:20 AM

Information Technology Keynote Speaker
Dr. John Kelly III, Executive Vice President, IBM

10:40 AM

Morning Break
Refreshments located in all Lobby areas

ERI iconWhole-of-Government / Multilateral Response

11:00 AM

An Industry Perspective on Government Action (video)
Mr. John Neuffer, President, Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) - slides

11:10 AM

The Rest of the Story: Assurance and other DoD Investments (video)
Dr. Lisa Porter, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering - slides

11:30 AM

Department of Energy (DOE)
Dr. Chris Fall, Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy (DOE) - slides

11:45 AM

Real Time Machine Learning (RTML) - DARPA / NSF Collaboration (video)
Mr. Andreas Olofsson, Program Manager, DARPA MTO - slides
Dr. Sankar Basu, Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)

12:00 PM

Lunch located in all Lobby areas

ERI iconNational Challenges and Promising Research Responses

1:20 PM

Making ERI Matter (video)
Dr. Jay Lewis, Deputy Director, DARPA MTO - slides

1:40 PM

Secure Systems: Voting (video)
Dr. Joe Kiniry, Principal Scientist, Galois - slides
Future Technology: System Security Integration through Hardware and Firmware (SSITH) (video)
Dr. Todd Austin, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan - slides

2:10 PM

Space Applications (video)
Dr. Jesse Mee, Deputy Program Manager, Space Electronics Technology, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) - slides
Future Technology: Domain Specific System on Chip (DSSoC) (video)
Dr. Mark Horowitz, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University - slides

2:40 PM

Future of the Cloud (video)
Mr. Mark Ryland, Director, Office of the CISO, Amazon Web Services (AWS) - slides
Future Technology: Software Defined Hardware (SDH) (video)
Dr. David Wentzlaff, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University - slides

3:10 PM

Afternoon Break
Refreshments located in all Lobby areas

ERI iconThe Intersection Of Automotive, Electronics, and Automation

3:30 PM

Automotive Applications (video)
Dr. Tim Talty, Technical Fellow, General Motors - slides

3:50 PM

TARDEC (video)
Dr. Robert Sadowski, Robotics Senior Research Scientist, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)

4:10 PM

Future Technology: Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) (video)
Dr. Praveen Pilly, Senior Researcher, HRL Laboratories - slides

ERI iconInnovation

4:30 PM

From Labs to Impact
Dr. Rich Uhlig, Managing Director, Intel Labs - slides

4:45 PM

Revitalizing Hard Tech Innovation (video)
Dr. Ilan Gur, Executive Director, Cyclotron Road - slides

5:00 PM

More Moore: Thinking Outside the (Traditional Hardware) Box
Dr. Partha Ranganathan, Distinguished Engineer, Google

ERI iconEvening Reception

5:15 PM

Transition to Biergarten at Little Caesars Arena (3 block walk)

5:30 PM

Reception at Little Caesars Arena - Biergarten
Remarks by Dr. Mark Rosker, Director, DARPA MTO

7:00 PM

Reception Concludes

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - Cobo Center

7:00 AM

Registration / Breakfast / Poster Session
Located in the Ballroom Prefunction Space and Grand Ballroom A

8:20 AM

Opening Plenary Speaker - Our Future is Mobile (video)
Mr. Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated - slides

9:00 AM

Hierarchical Identify Verify Exploit (HIVE) (video)
Mr. Wade Shen, Program Manager, DARPA I2O / MTO - slides
Mr. Peter Wang, Co-Founder & CTO, Anaconda, Inc -

9:20 AM

Software Defined Hardware (SDH) (video)
Mr. Wade Shen, Program Manager, DARPA I2O / MTO - slides
Dr. Saman Amarasinghe, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT -

9:50 AM

Domain-Specific System on Chip (DSSoC) (video)
Dr. Tom Rondeau, Program Manager, DARPA MTO -
Dr. Sarita Adve, Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -

10:20 AM

Morning Break
Refreshments located in the Ballroom Prefunction Space

10:40 AM
11:20 AM

Common Heterogeneous Integration and IP Reuse Strategies (CHIPS) (video)
Mr. Andreas Olofsson, Program Manager, DARPA MTO - slides
Mr. Sergey Shumarayev, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel -

11:40 AM

Three Dimensional Monolithic System-on-a-Chip (3DSoC) (video)
Dr. Linton Salmon, Program Manager, DARPA MTO - slides
Dr. Max Shulaker, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT -

12:10 PM

Framework for Novel Compute (FRANC) (video)
Dr. Young-Kai Chen, Program Manager, DARPA MTO - slides
Dr. Naresh Shanbhag, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -

12:40 PM

Lunch / Poster Session
Lunch located in the Ballroom Prefunction Space and Grand Ballroom A

2:20 PM

Circuit Realization at Faster Timescales (CRAFT) (video)
Dr. Linton Salmon, Program Manager, DARPA MTO - slides
Dr. Brucek Khailany, Director of ASIC and VLSI Research, NVIDIA -

2:40 PM

Intelligent Design of Electronic Assets (IDEA) & Posh Open Source Hardware (POSH) (video)
Mr. Andreas Olofsson, Program Manager, DARPA MTO - slides
Mr. Edgar Iglesias, Principal Software Engineer, Xilinx -
Dr. Eric Keiter, Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories -
Dr. Andrew Kahng, Professor of CSE and ECE, University of California San Diego -
Dr. Clark Barrett, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University -

3:40 PM
Afternoon Break
Refreshments located in the Ballroom Prefunction Space
4:00 PM

ERI Programs Panel - Phase II Overview
Dr. Mark Rosker, Director, DARPA MTO - slides
Mr. Richard-Duane Chambers, DARPA ERI Special Assistant
Dr. Young-Kai Chen, Program Manager, DARPA MTO
Dr. Gordon Keeler, Program Manager, DARPA MTO
Mr. Serge Leef, Program Manager, DARPA MTO
Mr. Andreas Olofsson, Program Manager, DARPA MTO
Dr. Ken Plaks, Program Manager, DARPA MTO
Mr. Paul Tilghman, Program Manager, DARPA MTO
Mr. Walter Weiss, Program Manager, DARPA I2O / MTO

5:30 PM


Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Cobo Center

Parallel sessions have three categories. Emerging Concepts sessions focus on topics that are not currently part of ERI. As the 2018 Summit demonstrated, these engagements with the community are critical to shaping the future of ERI. Ongoing Efforts sessions offer a deeper dive into existing ERI programs. Enhancing Collaboration sessions equip the community to engage with DARPA and to transition technology.

7:00 AM

Registration / Breakfast / Poster Session
Located in the Ballroom Prefunction Space and Grand Ballroom A

8:30 AM

Morning and All-Day Sessions

8:30 - 10:30

Ongoing Efforts: Guaranteed Architectures for Physical Security (GAPS)
Mr. Walter Weiss

The goal of DARPA's Guaranteed Architecture for Physical Security (GAPS) Program is to develop hardware and software architectures with provable security interfaces to physically isolate high-risk transactions. Prior to DARPA developing hardware and software co-design tools, DARPA would like to solicit input from the community. In this session, the GAPS team will lead a discussion with interested parties on the first draft Integration Control Documents (ICDs) that describe how GAPS-compatible hardware and software will interact.

8:30 - 12:30
Emerging Concepts: Heterogeneous Integration for RF & Mixed Signal Systems
Dr. Tim Hancock
Slides :
Part 1, Part 2

Next-generation electronic systems will require an unprecedented level of complexity at the board, package, and chip levels. This workshop will focus on the problems facing the commercial and DoD communities in the area of heterogeneous integration and packaging, including challenges associated with dense digital integration, high-bandwidth RF integration, thermal management, and mixing silicon technology with compound semiconductors. To highlight the state-of-the-art in the field, the workshop will feature several speakers from the commercial and defense industrial base. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion on the challenges facing the research community and suggestions for potential paths forward.

Ongoing Efforts: Trust through Technology: Addressing Security and Manufacturing Challenges in DoD Systems
Dr. Ken Plaks

The economics of the global semiconductor supply chain have made it difficult, if not impossible, for defense and commercial entities to produce state-of-the-art chips in what is traditionally considered a “trusted” manufacturing environment. Both sectors, however, have a shared interest in protecting their intellectual property and preventing reverse engineering. The workshop will discuss DARPA efforts to, by leveraging technological solutions, create trusted-by-design components that are compatible with the modern fabless semiconductor foundry model. Several DARPA programs have invested in this area,such as Secure Processing Architecture by Design (SPADE). The workshop will include discussions on how the commercial and defense sectors can work together to provide safe and secure state-of-the-art technology, including through incorporating security on an equal footing with power, performance, and area during circuit optimization. The session will conclude with a commercial/defense panel aimed at finding common ground around protecting critical IP.

9:30 - 12:00
Ongoing Efforts: Atomic Clock with Enhanced Stability (ACES)
Dr. John Burke
The ACES Program Review Meeting will review and share project progress and accomplishments and provide an opportunity to discuss plans and options for the next 12-month period, especially the integration of electronics into the final prototype. Session attendees will learn about recent work by program performers on three different atomic clock architectures for portable and low-power timing. Advancements in supporting technologies, such as low-phase-noise oscillators and narrow-line width laser diodes, will also be presented.

8:30 - 5:30
Ongoing Efforts: IDEA & POSH: ERI Design Integration Exercise

Mr. Andreas Olofsson
Agenda and Slides

The POSH and IDEA programs hold major Integration Exercises every six months. This Integration Exercise will provide users with a chance to evaluate the one year release of “no human in the loop” physical layout and system generators from the IDEA program and open source IP and verification technology in development under the POSH program. Teams will provide live demos of their technology.

Ongoing Efforts: Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M)
Dr. Hava Siegelmann

Current artificial intelligence (AI) systems only perform well when presented with information that resembles what they have been programmed or trained for in advance. Such systems have no ability to learn from data input during execution time, and cannot adapt on-line to changes they encounter in real environments. By contrast, the Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) program aims to develop new machine learning approaches that enable systems to learn continually as they operate, and apply previous knowledge to novel situations. Now that the L2M program is into its second year, it is beginning to manifest concrete results, observable in various forms of demonstration. The workshop will highlight the status of the L2M program, with presentations from selected L2M performers, with additional interactive sessions on where L2M concepts are headed. The workshop will also include a "Centers Group" discussion devoted to the topic of translating biological learning concepts to machines. This interactive session will feature L2M team members describing their work and its implications for real world uses. Additional topics to be covered include applications of L2M in different domains, spanning medicine, military defense systems, industrial processes, etc. Finally, a session will be dedicated to hardware microcircuit implementations that would be amenable to L2M operations. This workshop is open to the ERI Summit attendees and should be viewed as an opportunity for a general audience to interact with the L2M teams.

Emerging Concepts: Edge Intelligence
Dr. Ali Keshavarzi

Edge Intelligence (EI) enables smart devices to sense, decide with, act on, and send information at the point of raw data collection rather than relying on the cloud. This archetype of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in small efficient systems is a key enabler for commercial and military applications, projected to reach a trillion Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Turning sensed data into actionable information locally allows for a careful balance of energy-efficient computing and communication demands, at the intersection of Moore’s Law and the Shannon-Hartley Theorem, resulting in minimized system energy consumption. Enabling devices to operate autonomously and sustainably in challenging and energy-constrained environments at a competitive SWaP-C presents extraordinary technical challenges. Through interaction with thought leaders and researchers, this interdisciplinary workshop will cover all scales - materials, devices, circuits, design, architectures, and implementations – to expand the vision of EI and explore the means to achieve it.

Emerging Concepts: Distributed Systems Simulation & Optimization
Mr. Serge Leef

Distributed compute and control systems make numerous modern world applications possible such as automobiles and airplanes. These are complex, networked systems with hundreds to thousands of computers collaborating to interact with human operators and the physical world. Design and verification of these systems are expensive, cumbersome, and suboptimal; current approaches to achieve this generally only cover a small number of operational scenarios. Problems identified in late stages of a project are difficult and very expensive to fix since the system is already built. The process and outcome could be profoundly improved if the system could be simulated and optimized while still under development. In this workshop, we will discuss data models and abstraction levels suitable for fast and sufficiently detailed simulation of distributed systems, and approaches to optimize and secure them.

10:30 AM

Morning Break
Refreshments located in the Ballroom Prefunction Space

10:45 AM

Morning and All-Day Sessions (continued)

12:30 PM

Lunch located in the Ballroom Prefunction Space and Grand Ballroom A

1:30 PM

Afternoon Sessions (all-day sessions continued)

1:30 - 3:30

Enhancing Collaboration: Emerging from the Lab - A Researcher's Guide for Funding Technology from Science to Solution (VC101)
Dr. Yan Zheng / Mr. David Henshall

Determining the right options for funding a technology from the conclusion of a government grant through the first steps of application development is more complex than most researchers realize. Anyone that has done this successfully knows that great research does not lead to corporate or venture investment without an understanding of how these processes work. In this workshop, experienced researchers, industry experts, and investors will describe how the venture capital model works and discuss who the key decision makers are, their decision making process, as well as how to approach them. This discussion will include key insights into common pitfalls, the critical role of timing, and finding the right type of investor. The workshop will also talk about how industry uses tech scouting to identify, acquire, and scale critical technologies through licensing and partnerships, and what elements determine success and failure. Attendees will walk away with an increased knowledge of the venture capital model, and guidance to help prepare for funding the next stages.

1:30 - 5:30
Emerging Concepts: Security - From Chip to Board

Mr. Keith Rebello

Globalization of the electronics supply chain has increased reliance on microelectronics components sourced from potentially unknown or insecure locations. These conditions make military and commercial boards more vulnerable to malicious hardware (“Trojans”) insertion. This workshop will feature a series of presentations examining state-of-the-art solutions for securing the hardware supply chain. A panel discussion will then explore the limitations and challenges of current safeguards and suggest new approaches for addressing threats to commercial-off-the-shelf hardware.

3:30 PM

Afternoon Break
Refreshments located in the Session Room Prefunction Space

3:45 PM

Afternoon and All-Day Sessions (continued)

3:45 -4:45
Enhancing Collaboration: DARPA/MTO Collaboration 101
Dr. Mark Rosker and Dr. Jay Lewis -

Intended primarily for those who are new to working with DARPA, this session will equip attendees with a better understanding of DARPA's history and mission, the critical role of the Program Manager, and how new ideas turn into DARPA programs. The DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Office Director and Deputy Director will lead a presentation and allow time for Q&A.

5:30 PM


Agenda subject to change

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