Brian was born in Los Angeles in 1988. His father Igor is a famous computer scientist who co-authored artificial intelligence algorithms with the 2012 Turing Award receipient Judea Pearl.
Brian started his first business at the age of 8 with his brother Robert, when they loaned out quarters at one-hundred percent interest to classmates for vending machine snacks. Largely self-taught in programming, Brian began making websites for clients, many of which did not know he was only 14 years old. Later that summer he also completed an internship at Shopzilla, the largest online shopping search engine.
He graduated from Brentwood high school with honors in Math, Science, Economics, and Music.
Brian went on to UCLA for his undergraduate studies doing mechanical engineering to pursue his love of robots and cars. He cofounded Tutorfox
in 2006, where he managed a team of over ten UCLA students. He took the role of team leader in his senior engineering project with the complete design of an autonomous tank with GNC, weapons, and defense systems.
A devoted philanthropist, Brian also held a leadership position in Operation Smile, an organization dedicated to helping children with cleft lip and palate. Brian graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA in 2010 with multiple merit-based engineering scholarships and Dean's list standing for 4 years.
Despite applying to graduate school 3 months after the deadline, he was admitted to the UCLA PhD program in mechanical engineering with a NSF fellowship. Brian was awarded a Master's degree in 2011. Brian is a voracious reader who is as well versed in classical literature as he is in the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
While in high school, Brian cofounded Roizen Tech with his brother. Roizen Tech now spans over 50 website and app properties reaching over 5 million users every month.
Currently, I am the Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer of Feedonomics, the #1 shopping feed platform