With a diverse background in technology startups, archaeology, network & application security and more recently, machine learning, Robert  Rittmuller brings a wealth of knowledge and an innovative spirit to all of the projects he works on.

After spending time in the startup world Robert received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 2008 and currently holds several industry certifications such as; Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and a Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) certification. Robert has also won two Boston area SANS capture-the-flag IT security competitions.

“I have a history of being a technologist going back to my college years, I’m always looking for the next big thing and tinkering with everything,”

Robert Rittmuller is currently serving as an Information Technology Program Manager at the Federal Department of Transportation Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Cambridge, MA) supporting various machine learning / AI transportation research projects. Robert has been an avid technology evangelist for machine learning and agile software development and is an active contributor to several open source projects. At the Volpe Center Robert’s work now spans multiple divisions and modes, where he feels he is fortunate to supply his expertise as a technologist and wealth of experiences to a variety of transportation projects.

As a cybersecurity architect, Robert has worked closely with various Federal DOT groups such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) to secure DOT information systems against attack from various malicious actors and nation states.

When he has time, Robert also pursues his love of photography and his photos were recently featured on the History Channel. Robert currently resides in Salem, MA with his wife Karen and his son Zachary.

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