Austin’s passion is to provide disruptive new technology for emerging fields. His career has followed a zig-zagged path between large corporations and scrappy start-ups. He has worked on all sides of privacy and analytics for big data, and he firmly believes that you do not have to sacrifice excellence in one to achieve the other. Austin spends his free time teaching intelligent systems, including two robots, three cats, and one daughter.
Austin holds a PhD from Duke University and a BA from New College of Florida.