Dr Regina Dugan is Senior Vice President of the Advanced Technology and Projects for Motorola Mobility. She is responsible for building and leading the skunkworks-inspired team delivering breakthrough innovations.
Regina was most recently the Director of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). She first served at DARPA as a program manager from 1996 to 2000, where she was named DARPA PM of the year in 1999, and was awarded the prestigious Bronze deFleury medal by the Army Engineer Regiment in 2000.
Prior to her appointment as Director of DARPA, Regina co-founded a niche investment firm, where she served as President and CEO; she has served as founder and senior executive in several commercial companies with diverse products.
Widely recognized for her leadership in innovation and technology development, Regina has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Science News, among others. She obtained her doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Virginia Tech. She is co-author of Engineering Thermodynamics (1996), and a sole inventor or co-inventor on multiple patents and patents pending.