American Academy of Arts & Sciences Honors DARPA’s Colwell

Bob Colwell (Photo: DARPA)

DARPA’s Bob Colwell has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining fellow inductees such as Hilary Clinton, Paul McCartney, Clint Eastwood, Mel Brooks, Melinda Gates and Jeff Bezos.

Colwell came to DARPA in 2011 after a successful tenure at Intel Corporation that culminated in him being named an Intel Fellow. The Academy selected Colwell for his work as the chief architect of the Pentium microprocessor. He currently serves in DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office.


“DARPA recruited Bob to bring his insights and knowledge to computational Defense needs,” said DARPA Acting Director Kaigham J. Gabriel. “Bob is not only a brilliant technogeek, he also has demonstrated the ability to take concepts into practice and production. His unique perspective is of great value to the DoD and will be of great credit to the Academy.”

“Election to the Academy is both an honor for extraordinary accomplishment and a call to serve,” said Academy President Leslie C. Berlowitz. “We look forward to drawing on the knowledge and expertise of these distinguished men and women to advance solutions to the pressing policy challenges of the day.”

Colwell will be inducted on October 6.

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