As chief scientist for Wave, Robert Thibadeau serves as a principal advisor to the CEO on scientific matters, contributes to the long-term strategic vision of the company, and performs technical research. Dr. Thibadeau is responsible for identifying, recommending and developing new and innovative technologies that ultimately lead to competitive advantages in the marketplace through the company's products and services.
As Wave's primary interface to the scientific community, he is often called upon to share his expertise at conferences and industry events, speaking on advancements in security, encryption and storage. Dr. Thibadeau is an active member of the American Bar Association's eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee and co-authored the Data Breach and Encryption Handbook.
Prior to joining Wave in February 2010, he was chief technologist at Seagate Technology, LLC. There he pioneered a new form of hardware-based encryption, known commercially as self-encrypting drives. Dr. Thibadeau was also the chair of the Storage Workgroup in the Trusted Computing Group, and a founding director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Thibadeau holds a number of patents. Dr. Thibadeau holds degrees from Emory University and the University of Virginia.