Robert MacInnis

Robert MacInnis is the CEO and Co-Founder of AetherWorks, a software research & venture development firm focused on the commercialization of promising intellectual property assets, specifically high-efficiency distributed software systems.

Originally from Westport, Connecticut, Robert received a B.Sc. Honours (First Class) in Computer Science from the University of St. Andrews in 2005.

In tandem with ventures in online gaming software and location-based advertising, Robert completed his post-graduate research at the University of St. Andrews and was awarded his Ph.D. in 2010 for a thesis entitled "A Scalable Architecture for the Demand-driven Deployment of Location-neutral Software Services."

Robert returned to the U.S. in 2010 to start AetherWorks with the goal of creating an environment in which he could continue to engage in scientific research while developing and growing businesses around its advances. He has been granted two patents US Patent 9,055,026 "Systems and methods for the demand-driven deployment of location-neutral software" and US Patent 9,542,466 "Systems and methods for distributed storage."

In his free time Robert plays as a goalkeeper in a New York soccer league, is an avid golfer and serves as a member and treasurer of the board of trustees of the University of St. Andrews American Foundation.

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