Dr. William Regli




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The University of Maryland

Dr. William Regli

Dr. Regli is a computer scientist who has focused his career on interdisciplinary and use-inspired problems spanning engineering, artificial intelligence and computational modeling and graphics. His most recent activities have deployed cyber-infrastructure systems to capture and curate engineering and science data in order to ensure long-term sustainability.


From 2014 to 2017 Regli served on the leadership team of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as Deputy Director (9/2014-12/2016) and then Acting Director (1/2017-7/2017) of the Defense Sciences Office (DSO). During his tenure, DSO initiated programs in areas as diverse as artificial intelligence, design and manufacturing, social science, applied mathematics, physical sciences and advanced sensing technologies. Regli’s other government service includes as a Scientific Adviser to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration in the areas of information technology and manufacturing (2010-2014) and as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (1995-1997). For his contributions, Regli received the DARPA Meritorious Public Service Medal (2018).


Dr. Regli holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Saint Joseph's University. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; an elected senior member of the Association of Computing Machinery and of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence; and a Fellow of the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his “contributions to 3D search, design repositories and intelligent manufacturing.”