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Bob Baxley, PhD

Entrepreneur & Technologist

Bob is the Chief Technology Officer at Bastille where he helps build systems to sift through massive amounts of radio frequency data. He joined Bastille in 2014 as part of the the Bastille's founding team. As CTO, Bob sets technical product vision, interacts with strategic customer accounts, and helps evangelize the product through conference presentations and marketing activities.

Bob has more than a decade of experience implementing machine learning systems with an emphasis on cognitive radios. Prior to joining Bastille, Bob was the Director of the Software Defined Radio Lab at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. In that role, Bob led GTRI’s team to second place out of 90 international competitors in the DARPA Spectrum Challenge. More recently Bob competed as part of the Zylinium team in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge where the team was in the top three places in all three years of the competition.

Bob earned his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech where he focused on signal processing algorithms for wireless communication systems. During his graduate work, he was recognized with the Sigma Xi Best Thesis award, the CSIP PhD Research Award, and the NSF GRFP Award. He has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed papers, is the inventor of more than 20 patents, and formerly served at an Associate Editor for Digital Signal Processing.