Dr. Joshua Baron

Program Manager, Information Innovation Office, DARPA

Dr. Joshua Baron joined DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) as a program manager in August 2017. His research interests include cryptography, privacy, and anonymity. Baron runs the SIEVE, RACE and Brandeis programs as well as the Cooperative Secure Learning (CSL) AI Exploration (AIE) program. He also ran a DARPA workshop entitled Applications and Barriers to Consensus protocols (ABC) that examined permissionless distributed consensus protocols.

Prior to his position at DARPA, Baron was at RAND Corporation, where he conducted policy analysis for the Department of Defense, mostly the U.S. Air Force and Joint Staff. Baron’s research investigated methods and tools to enable the development of enhanced decision-making capabilities for cyberspace operations. He also examined policy implications of virtual currencies as well as various cryptographic technologies. Before joining RAND, Baron worked for HRL Laboratories, conducting research on secure multiparty computation.

Baron holds Doctorate of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. Baron’s doctoral work focused on secure multiparty computation.

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