"I have been an admirer of BBN for a long time, particularly of its technical prowess and advanced information technologies expertise, said Dr. Jones. "At this point in our nation's history, science and technology research is now more than ever a key factor in the strength of the US economy and our national security. BBN is playing a critical role in providing solutions that have and will continue to make a real difference. I am pleased to have been selected to join the BBN Board of Directors."
The BBN Board of Directors also includes Tad Elmer, BBN's president and CEO, David Fialkow and Ken Novack, managing director and advisory board member of General Catalyst Partners, respectively, and Jim Breyer and Kevin Efrusy of Accel Partners.
"I am proud to welcome Dr. Jones to our board of directors," said Mr. Elmer. "Dr. Jones brings a distinguished record as a leader in the science and technology communities and will add to the depth and excellence of our Board."
Among Dr. Jones' many career highlights are the following:
-- Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), where Dr. Jones was responsible for (i) the management of the science and technology program, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), (ii) oversight of DoD laboratories, and (iii) serving as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for defense-related scientific and technical matters
-- Past member and vice-chair of the National Science Board, which advises the President on science, engineering, and education and oversees the National Science Foundation
-- Member of the Defense Science Board, the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Corporation, the MIT Corporation, and the National Academy of Engineering
-- Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science
-- Recipient of the Computing Research Association's Service Award, the Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and the Department of Defense Award for Distinguished Public Service
-- Current member of the Boards of Directors of Science Applications International Corporation, Avaki Corporation and In-Q-Tel
Dr. Jones has published more than 40 technical articles and two books in the area of computer software and systems and cyber-security. Dr. Jones holds an A.B. from Rice University in mathematics, a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Austin, in literature, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
About BBN Technologies
BBN Technologies, an advanced technology and research and development firm, is focused on solving some of the world's most pressing problems. From national security, information security, speech recognition and language translation, to integrating disparate systems and networks, BBN has been at the forefront of technological change for over 50 years.
Known for pioneering the development of the ARPANET, the forerunner of the Internet, BBN continues to create advances in Internet and networking technologies through its work on ad-hoc networking, the semantic web, quantum communications, and advanced protocols. Building on its substantial list of firsts, BBN operates the first metro quantum cryptography network, offers the first human surveillance system utilizing ultra wideband technology, the first real-time foreign broadcast monitoring system, and has developed the world's first stereoscopic digital mammography system. For more information, visit BBN.com