Mr. Andreas Olofsson joined DARPA as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office in January 2017. His interests include intelligent design automation, system optimization, and open hardware.
Prior to his arrival at DARPA, Mr. Olofsson devoted 20 years to designing and testing low-power processors and mixed-signal circuits at Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, and Adapteva. Chip products designed by Mr. Olofsson include low-power digital signal processors (DSPs), charge-coupled device (CCD) readout circuits, and massively parallel reduced instruction set computing (RISC) processors.
From 2008 to 2016, Mr. Olofsson served as the CEO of Adapteva, where he developed the Epiphany architecture and Parallella open source computer. The Parallella democratized access to parallel computing and catalyzed the growth of a community of 10,000 developers and 200 universities across the globe.
Mr. Olofsson received his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Olofsson is a member of IEEE and holds nine U.S. patents.