Robby Robson

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Robby is a researcher, entrepreneur, and standards professional known for creative and disruptive innovation in industry and academia. He is co-founder and CEO of Eduworks Corporation, is on the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors, and is currently developing the next generation of competency management and talent analytics solutions. See career highlights, standards work, publications list, and IEEE-SA President-elect information page.

Industry: Co-founder and CEO of Eduworks Corporation, a company that applies AI and other advanced technologies to improve human performance. Entrepreneur with experience in software development, product management, corporate leadership, and product strategy.   Past Board Chair of the Oregon Center for Applied Science and current Adviser to Squirrel AI Learning.

Academia: University of Regensburg (1981-1984); Oregon State University department of mathematics (1984 – 2000) (now courtesy faculty in the Business School); visiting professor at University of Rennes II; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Dortmund); Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Research Professor (Berkeley). Math researcher and pioneer in undergraduate research, competency-based approaches to education, and online learning.

Research: Proved fundamental embedding theorem in semi-algebraic geometry and was Principal Investigator for the first implementation of the General Number Field Sieve in computational number theory. Published research in mathematics, standards, digital libraries, intelligent tutoring systems, and applications of AI to learning, education, and training.

IEEE Standards: Past chair of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (2000 – 2008); Currently Member of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors (IEEE-SA BOG); Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activity Board Standards Committee (C/SAB); Chair of the IEEE Standards Education Committee; and Chair of the IEEE-SA BOG Open Source Committee (OSCOM).

Education: PhD Mathematics, Stanford University
BA Mathematics / Music, Hampshire College