Mr. Paul Tilghman




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DARPA, Microsystems Technology Office (MTO)

Mr. Paul Tilghman

Mr. Paul Tilghman joined DARPA in December 2014 as a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office. His research interests include intelligent and adaptive RF systems, digital signal processing, machine learning, wireless communications and electronic warfare.


Prior to joining DARPA, Mr. Tilghman was a senior research engineer at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories where he led programs in adaptive electronic warfare, signals intelligence and non-cooperative geolocation. While at Lockheed Martin, Tilghman led the development of a real-time cognitive electronic warfare system, which used machine learning techniques to characterize and counter previously unknown radio emitters on the battlefield. He is a recipient of Lockheed Martin’s highest award, the NOVA award, and was also previously honored as the company’s Engineer of the Year.


Mr. Tilghman received a bachelor of science in computer engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a master of science in electrical engineering from Drexel University.