Last updated: 8/1/2019

Hristo Bojinov (

I am an engineer, leader, entrepreneur, and researcher (in this order). Lately my work has spanned embedded systems, networking, mobile technology, cloud computing, and computer vision. Generally I have deep experience in software systems and computer security as well as broad interests and skills. Most of my publications can be found here. Most of the time, I am also hiring for one or more roles: ping me!

Employment Highlights

2018-2019 Zoox Inc. Built the engineering teams that own Rider-facing (HMI) vehicle functions, Vehicle Security, Vehicle Connectivity. In addition, took ownership of Vehicle Software Infrastructure including logging, ingest, and deployment. Mix of technical (architecture) work, people management responsibilities, and cross-function coordination and alignment with stakeholders in Hardware, Product, Legal, and Operations.

2015-2018 Chief Technology Officer at Innit. In charge of technology and engineering at the company. Started, grew, and managed local and satellite development teams (an org of 20+ at peak). More specific focus on IoT, embedded Android/Linux, Security, Computer Vision.

2013-2015 Chief Executive Officer at Anfacto. Android OS customization business (with consulting and product development arms). Multi-million dollar P&L responsibility.

2010-2013 Chief Security Officer at 3LM. (acquired by MMI) Security and scalability of 3LM technology. Mobile platform development (Android OS), cloud and enterprise server software (networking, security). Technical leadership and recruiting.

2009-2010 Google Android, and Facebook Site Integrity. Research on OS security and storage encryption. Automated analysis of massive amounts of user activity data. Real-time IP address intelligence. (Research projects carried out while I was working on my PhD.)

2002-2008 Decru Inc. (acquired by NTAP) Member of the founding engineering team. Developed key NAS product technologies. Managed NAS product team through several major releases. Led 15+ engineers across several teams. Supported early adopters. Architected and lead development of the KM500 key management appliance.

2000-2002 Oracle Inc. Built highly scalable application servers for wireless mobile clients.

1997-1999 Xerox PARC, and SGI. Projects ranging from message routing in the Origin 2000 NUMA system, to automated Verilog verification, to modular reconfigurable robots.


Stanford University, PhD in Computer Science, awarded in 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BSc in Computer Science, awarded in 1999