Mr. David Gunning




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DARPA, Information Innovation Office (I2O)

Mr. David Gunning

Mr. David Gunning joined DARPA in December 2015, as an IPA from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He is an experienced technology manager with research interests in artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer symbiosis.


Mr. Gunning is returning to DARPA for his third tour. During his previous tour, David managed the Personalized Assistant that Learns (PAL) program that produced Siri. During his first tour in the 90’s, he managed a variety of AI projects including the Command Post of the Future (CPoF), which was later adopted by the US Army as their Command and Control system for use in Iraq and Afghanistan. Between DARPA tours, Mr. Gunning was a Program Director for Data Analytics and Contextual Intelligence at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a Senior Research Manager at Vulcan Inc., SVP and co-founder of SET Corp., VP of Cycorp Inc., and a Senior Scientist in the Air Force Research Labs at Wright Patterson AFB.


Mr. Gunning holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, a Master of Science degree in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Dayton, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Otterbein College.