John Darby Mitchell

J. Darby MitchellJ. Darby Mitchell
Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9108


Darby Mitchell is a technical staff member in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He leads the test and evaluation effort that is developing privacy preserving database technology for the intelligence community under the Security and Privacy Assurance Research (SPAR) program. Prior cyber systems research and development includes client-side cryptographic access control and seamless key management for public cloud storage.

Mr. Mitchell was previously the software team lead for the Wideband Tactical Networking Group, where he made technical contributions in mobile ad hoc network emulation, distributed embedded real-time control systems, and satellite communications terminal architecture.

In 2014, Mr. Mitchell received an MIT Excellence Award for "Bringing Out The Best: Everyday Leadership Throughout MIT." He is a former vice-chair of the Lincoln Laboratory Graduate Education Committee, a founder of the Software Engineering@ Lincoln discussion group, and a co-founder and former co-chair of the annual Software Engineering Symposium at Lincoln Laboratory.

Mr. Mitchell joined Lincoln Laboratory after earning his master's degree in 2002. His studio project for the NASA Ames Research Center involved integrating with a number of other technologies a tool for modeling human decision making that was developed at Ames. Prior to pursuing his graduate degree, he worked at Corning Inc. as a software developer and system administrator at their optical fiber manufacturing facility located in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Mr. Mitchell earned a BS degree in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a master of software engineering (MSE) degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society.


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