For more than a decade, Bob Baxley has been a technology leader in implementing machine learning systems with an emphasis on cognitive radios. He currently serves as Chief Engineer at Bastille, the first cybersecurity company to detect and mitigate threats from the Internet of Things (IoT), where he leads the Data Science and Signal Processing teams. With IoT still in its infancy, Dr. Baxley is a pioneer at the forefront of this burgeoning industry, developing and building systems to sift through massive amounts of radio frequency data and protect enterprises from threats that continue to evolve in this relatively unknown frontier.
Prior to joining Bastille, Dr. Baxley was the Director of the Software Defined Radio Lab at the Georgia Tech Research Institute where he led projects totaling over $2.5M in research funding for various organizations including, NSF, ONR, Army, DoD, and the Air Force. While there, he led GTRI’s team in the prestigious DARPA Spectrum Challenge. The team took second place out of 90 international competitors. Dr. Baxley also led a Strategic Initiative project on Cognitive Spectrum Awareness that was awarded the 2014 GTRI IRAD of the Year out of 81 projects. Dr. Baxley currently holds an adjunct appointment at Georgia Tech through which he advises graduate students and teaches courses.
Dr. Baxley is the inventor of 17 patents in areas including radio frequency, wireless signals, electromagnetic and behavioral signatures, and electromagnetic threat detection and mitigation in IoT, among others. Dr. Baxley has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed papers and has spoken at dozens of conferences globally on issues ranging from RF Threats in the IoT to Spatial Cognitive Electronic Warfare.
Dr. Baxley earned PhD, MS, and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech University. During his graduate work, he was recognized with the Sigma Xi Best Thesis award, the Georgia Tech Center for Signal and Image Processing PhD Research Award, and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award for his early work in crest factor reduction research, which is used in every cellular system in the world as a means for increasing the battery life of handsets.