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Shaun Maguire


Growing up, I was obsessed with computers and physics. To my parents’ chagrin, I used to stay up all night playing with my computer, and thinking about how spacetime and black holes work. While working on my PhD, I was recruited to work at DARPA, and spent a few months’ deployment to Afghanistan. I was part of a team that was awarded a Joint Meritorious Unit Award from the Secretary of Defense. After leaving DARPA, I co-founded Qadium (now called Expanse) with some friends to continue our national security work. My experiences at DARPA deeply changed the way I think about the world, and shaped the direction of my life.