Danielle C. Tarraf is a Senior Information Scientist at the RAND Corporation. Her research interests are in control theory, particularly as it interfaces with theoretical computer science, machine learning, and optimization, with motivating applications in autonomy as well as defense strategy and technology. She was previously on the Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty at Johns Hopkins, and has been a visiting/summer faculty fellow at the Air Force Research Lab. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including an NSF CAREER award in 2010 and an AFOSR Young Investigator award in 2011. She received her Ph.D. from MIT in 2006.