Rand Ford comes to us from the University of Maryland University College where he worked as Director and Professor for the Data Analytics Program. Prior to that, he served as Chair of the Computer Science Department at Hood College and as President of their faculty.
Additionally, throughout his career, he has held C-level positions at 6 different companies. Dr. Ford earned his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence, along with a master’s and bachelor’s, from the Johns Hopkins University. He holds two patents and is active in both academic and applied research. Rand’s areas of expertise are in the analysis of unstructured data, natural language processing, and machine learning.