Dr. Nadia Carlsten is the program manager for the Transition to Practice (TTP) program in the Cyber Security Division (CSD) of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency in the DHS S&T. The TTP program identifies promising federally funded cybersecurity research and accelerates transition from the laboratory to the marketplace through partnerships and commercialization.
Prior to her position in CSD, Dr. Carlsten led projects to improve Intellectual Property (IP) management and enterprise innovation, drive research and industrial partnerships, and promote technology transfer and commercialization at Accenture and the U.S. Department of Energy. She also is the founder of Carlsten Innovation LLC, a consultancy that specializes in providing services and solutions for implementing Open Innovation, leveraging IP, and quantifying innovation. She completed the Management of Technology Program at the Haas School of Business and earned degrees in physics and chemistry from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.