Rob Bird

Investment Committee & Advisor

Big Data, Machine Learning & Data Science

Rob is the Senior Staff Engineer for Machine Learning at Tesla since 2020. From 2014 to 2020, led the Center of Excellence in Machine Learning and Big Data product architecture at Akamai Technologies, Inc. In 2006, Rob founded Red Lambda, Inc., a Florida machine learning-based network security company, as its CTO. Prior to that, Rob was the Coordinator of Network Services at the University of Florida for almost 10 years. In 2004, Rob testified as an expert witness to the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. Rob is the author of 10 issued patents in distributed systems and machine learning and sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Big Data.