Ron Brachman is the Director of the Information Processing Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Prior to joining DARPA, Dr. Brachman was a Research Vice President at AT&T Labs and Bell Labs. His laboratory performed research in IP communications services and supporting technologies, including secure systems, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence.
Prior to joining Bell Labs in 1985, Dr. Brachman was instrumental in the design and implementation of several well known knowledge representation systems and his work formed the basis for an entire subfield of research in AI (Description Logics).
Dr. Brachman is also President of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).