Robert Christensen joined Visa Research as a Senior Research Engineer in June 2017 where he focuses on Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Geo-Spatial Analytics, and interactive systems for data analysis.
Prior to joining Visa, Robert was a student at the University of Utah in the Data Group, where he received a M.S. in Computing: Data Management & Analysis. At the University of Utah Robert worked on research focused around interactive spatial analytics and high-performance database systems. Robert has received several awards for work done as a student, such as Best Demonstration Award (SIGMOD 2015) and Best Undergraduate Poster Award (SIGMOD 2013).