Alamo Inventors Inc., (501c3), Founder
Director of Artificial Intelligence SIG
Richard Rodriguez currently serves as the Director of Partnership Development for the National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) at the University of Texas (UT) at San Antonio. As director, he liaisons with NSCC ecosystem partners to develop sponsored research projects, workforce opportunities and educational initiaitives supporting student success. Richard is certified in ITIL-4 Foundation for IT Service Management (ITSM). He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University, College Station and will graduate in Spring 2022 with a Master's of Science in Data Analytics at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Mr. Rodriguez's currently serves as Co-Chair of the Innovation and Economic Development Committee for the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Cybersecurity Council. He is the founder and immediate past-president of Alamo Inventors Inc. (501c3) and director of its Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group. Since 2008, Richard is a member of the Association for University Technology Managers (501c3) and a member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (501c3).
As an independent technologist, his research intent involves multi-modal artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) in Human to Machine Interface (HMI), combining computer vision systems and Natural Language Processing (NLP).
Prior to his appointment at the NSCC, Mr. Rodriguez was the Director of Information Management and Technology at the UTSA College of Education and Human Development charged with directing the Information Technology, Communications, and Instructional Technology groups. He was responsible for the infrastructure design and build of Digital Transformation Learning Labs to accommodate pedagogical research, distance learning, short-video production, educational AR/VR apps, and wireless network data analysis.
Rodriguez is a former Technology Analyst / Licensing Assistant at South Texas Technology Management (STTM), a UT System level technology commercialization office, part of the UT Health Science Center. His charge included meeting with faculty researchers and documenting novel technologies through invention disclosure contributing to claims on patent applications and in licensing deals. STTM supported UT San Antonio, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, UT Brownsville and UT Pan American.