Robert Brewer is the engineering manager of the Server Cloud team at Tableau, which oversaw the port of Tableau Server to Linux. Before Tableau, Robert was a postdoctoral researcher on the EcoSense and Virtual Power Plant projects in the computer science department of Aarhus University in Denmark. Robert has also been an entrepreneur. As a co-founder of LavaNet, he served as board chair for six years, as well as vice president, and system department manager. Robert received a B.A. in physics from Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.