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Cindy Daniell

Director, Program Development, Advanced Technology & Systems Division

Cindy Daniell, Ph.D., has more than 20 years of experience in cross-disciplinary program management in areas such as imaging sensors, signal processing and compression, cognitive models for the defense sector and automobile industry, chemical, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CRNE) sensors, solar energy, clean water technologies, and surveillance technologies for geo-referenced intelligence.

From 2012 through 2013, Daniell was a chief scientist in the Explosives Division of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), providing expertise in imaging sensors, video surveillance, CRNE sensors, robotics, biometrics, and water desalination methods, among other areas.  She was a co-chair on the Office of Science and Technology Policy Committee for Domestic IED Research and Development Activities.

Daniell was a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from 2006 to 2012. There, she led a portfolio of 16 R&D programs with national scope in areas such as surveillance, chemical sensing, clean energy, clean water, signal processing, and biotechnology.

From 2000 to 2006, Daniell was a senior research scientist for the Systems Lab at HRL Laboratories. Her Ph.D. fellowship was conducted there from 1996 to 2000. Earlier, she led the Neural and Signal Processing Group at Hughes Aircraft’s Missile Systems Division.

Daniell graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. Her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, also in electrical engineering, are from the California Institute of Technology.

She has four patents issued and pending, and is the author or co-author of 15 peer-reviewed publications.

Cindy Daniell