Secret Recovery Techniques & Technologies Born At DARPA | Trung Tran
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Do you ever wonder about the state-of-the-art research currently being conducted behind closed doors? Research so promising, that it's a closely guarded secret. Decades before they're released to the general public, a secretive agency called DARPA designs the tools and technologies pioneering the future. Our guest worked at DARPA, and is seeking to redefine health and wellness.

Meet our guest

Trung Tran is a former DARPA program manager. Tran earned a BSEE from the US Air Force Academy and an MBA from Wharton- UPENN. While in the Air Force, he was stationed at Fort Meade and Hanscom AFB working under AIA. He developed cryptographic chips and command and control networks that focused on reducing the time between sensor and shooter. He received 4 medals for his work in these areas. He has spent the last 15 years in silicon valley developing products that range from 100G Top of the Rack Switches, 1U Server Blades, and semiconductors including FPGAs, Memory, PHYs, and Framers. He is a former Vice Chairman of the JEDEC Board of Directors where he worked on the development of DDR3 and FBDIMM specifications. His interest included machine learning, data analytics, and non-conventional computer architecture.

Thank you to our sponsors Key takeaways
  • "If you're under constant stress, you burn nutrients faster than if you ran a marathon”
  • "Everyone wants to be Michael Phelps in the Olympics, but not at 5 AM working out as a 10-year old"
  • "Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should"
  • "If you have the answer to everything, you might not be asking the right questions"
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