Ralph Rodriguez is a Research Scientist focused on Applied Identity Intelligence at Facebook. Previously he was the Co-Founder and CTO of Confirm.io, an ID authentication company, which Facebook acquired in March of 2018. As an entrepreneur, he has had multiple exits over the last 25 years as he founded Blue Hill Research, Delfigo Security, Invenio and NTA and served as a public company CTO/CIO at Brooks Automation, C-bridge Internet Solutions and Excelon Corporation.
As the longest serving Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Ralph pioneered research on artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, mobile, neural science, and security technologies at the MIT Media Lab and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) department. He holds a Sc.D. in information systems and is a graduate of the management program GPMD-MBA at IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.
As an author, Rodriguez co-wrote Windows NT Security - Step by Step and Computer Incident Handling – Step by Step, both published by the SANS Institute. Most recently Rodriguez collaborated with famed attorney and author Andy Updegrove as the technical ghost writer of two cyber-thriller novels called The Doodlebug War and The Lafayette Campaign.
From 2001-2018, Rodriguez served on the Board of Directors at the Academy of Applied Science. Previously he served on the Boards of Veramark Technologies, Inc. (OTC: VERA) and the Technology Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA). In 2005, he was inducted as a Member National (MN) Fellow in The Explorers Club in New York City. He is a US Army intelligence veteran of the Persian Gulf War in 1990, as well as a holder of 20 US patents and international patent applications.