Dr. Joe Altepeter joined DARPA in the Defense Sciences Office in September 2019. His interests include quantum and quantum-inspired technologies, novel sensors and imaging systems, hyperspectral awareness, and the visualization of useful data from complex physical systems.
Prior to joining DARPA as a program manager, Altepeter was an associate at Berberian & Company, LLC, where he acted as a scientific and technical consultant for DARPA and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, IARPA. Before his consulting work at DARPA, he was an assistant research professor in Northwestern University's Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department, an intelligence community postdoctoral fellow, a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow, and a Fulbright Scholar. Altepeter received his Bachelor of Science in physics from Washington University in Saint Louis, and his doctorate in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.