Brian Parrott was born and raised in Seattle, USA. He graduated from the University of Washington with his BS in Biology having done research with the bio-robotics lab on a muscle-actuated upper-body exoskeleton. Brian completed his second degree at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2011, receiving an MS in Chemical and Biological Engineering. His academic research included diverse topics, including reactor design and bioinformatics.
His employment experience has included work with the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in the USA and Saudi Aramco since 2012. His current fields of interest include embedded programming and intelligent systems and robotics. He is especially interested in creating environments where robots and other intelligent systems can integrate with and improve the everyday lives of normal people.
As a part of the Intelligent Systems team at Saudi Aramco, he has been recognized with multiple awards including the International Federation of Inventors Association’s Glory Medal and the CEO Excellence Award from Saudi Aramco. In the last 5 years with Saudi Aramco, he has submitted over 25 patents, 5 of which have already been granted. He has also had 2 papers accepted in the journal Solar Energy and presented at various conferences.
As part of the Intelligent Systems Team of the Oil & Gas Network Integrity Division, he is based at the KAUST Satellite Research Center. His recent work on Robotic Dust Mitigation has been presented to visiting delegations of US senators was featured at Saudi Aramco’s booth at COP21 (2015 Paris Climate Conference) in Paris, and has now been licensed to a local startup.