Research Scientist, Facebook
Ralph is a Research Scientist leading applied identity intelligence at Facebook. Previously he was the Co-Founder and CTO of Confirm.io, which Facebook acquired in March of 2018. 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 also a graduate of the management program GPMD-MBA at IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.
Ralph is a US Army veteran where he was a member of the XVIII Airborne Corps. He was the 10th Mountain Division, Light Fighter Soldier of the Year in 1987 and received both the Army Commendation Medal and a Letter of Commendation from the Secretary of the Army, John O. Marsh Jr., in 1988 for Meritorious Service during the Cold War. Ralph is also a veteran of the Persian Gulf War in 1990.
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.