William P. (Bill) Risk  William P. (Bill) Risk photo         

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Project Management Office, DARPA SyNAPSE Program
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  Eta Kappa Nu  |  IEEE   |  IEEE Photonics Society  |  IEEE, Senior Member  |  Optical Society of America  |  Tau Beta Pi


Bill Risk currently serves as a Technical Project Manager for the DARPA SyNAPSE project. In addition to helping manage the program, he works on visualization neurosynaptic simulations and neuromorphic chip behavior. For this purpose, he built BrainWall, a 65-Million pixel display system. Prior to joining the SyNAPSE program, Bill worked as a Research Staff Member at IBM Research - Almaden, specializing in laser and optics.