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Third Annual Herb York Memorial Lecture

IGCC, Around the Campuses

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10/30/2013, 04:30pm-05:30pm Location: UC San Diego Atkinson Hall Auditorium Open to: Public Speaker: Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

RSVP for the York lectureJoin IGCC for the Third Annual Herb York Memorial Lecture. We are honored to have Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), speaking on "Driving Technological Surprise: DARPA's Mission in a Changing World."

Dr. Prabhakar has spent her career investing in world-class engineers and scientists to create new technologies and businesses. Her first service to national security started in 1986 when she joined DARPA as a program manager. She initiated and managed programs in advanced semiconductor technology and flexible manufacturing, as well as demonstration projects to insert new semiconductor technologies into military systems. As the founding director of DARPA's Microelectronics Technology Office, she led a team of program managers whose efforts spanned these areas, as well as optoelectronics, infrared imaging and nanoelectronics. 

Read Dr. Prabhakar's bio on the DARPA website.


The  Herb York Lecture honors the memory of UC San Diego’s founding chancellor and the myriad contributions he made to the field of international security and arms control.

Dr. York, a distinguished nuclear physicist, founded the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Defense Research and Engineering Directorate. He was the founding chancellor of UC San Diego and the first director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1952–1958).