Robert is a Goldstine Fellow Postdoctoral Researcher at IBM Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. His research focuses on complexity and algorithms for integer programming and convex geometry. He is also interested in operations research and machine learning. Robert obtained his PhD from the University of California, Davis under the supervision of Matthias Köppe. Afterward, he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Operations Research in the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich.