James A. DeBardelaben, Ph.D. - Founder, President and CEO

James A. DeBardelabenDr. James A. DeBardelaben founded IvySys Technologies, LLC in 2005 with the vision of creating an innovative technology solutions and services firm exclusively dedicated to solving the critical situational awareness problems of the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities. Under his leadership as president, IvySys has become a lead technical consultant to the DARPA Strategic Technology Office and the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensor networking, robust wireless communications, and tagging, tracking, and locating (TTL) programs.

Before founding IvySys, he was the program manager for Special Operations ISR programs at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). While at APL, Dr. DeBardelaben served as an expert consultant to the DARPA Advanced Technology Office and Naval Special Warfare Sea Eagle program. He also served as supervisor for Real-time Embedded Software and Tactical Distributed Systems and Networking in the APL National Security Technology Department.

As the APL project manager for the NAVSEA Silent Hammer Limited Objective Experiment (LOE), Dr. DeBardelaben led the Special Operations Land Products Team that developed unattended ground sensor; an unattended land mesh network for high data rate, long-range persistent communications; and custom software applications to enhance SOF situational awareness. In addition, Dr. DeBardelaben was the lead software engineer for the Special Operations unattended ground sensors and wireless network implemented in the NAVSEA Giant Shadow LOE.

Prior to his tenure at APL, Dr. DeBardelaben developed global sales and trading systems as an information technologist in the Distributed Systems Group at Morgan Stanley in New York City.

Dr. DeBardelaben received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S.E in Computer Engineering from Princeton University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with honors from Brown University. He has authored over twenty technical journal and conference papers in wireless networking, embedded system design, and rapid system prototyping.