Rafael Ortiz

For a detailed PDF copy of my CV please contact me at [email protected].


MS Cybersecurity 
Johns Hopkins University
05/2018 - 08/2022 (expected)
BS Biomedical Engineering, Highest Honors
Georgia Tech
08/2011 - 05/2015



Security Researcher @ ElevenPaths Buenos Aires Lab
10/2017 - ongoing
Cybersecurity Specialist @ Telefonica USA
02/2017 - ongoing


Operator @ Poolsloth VRM Cryptocurrency Mining Pool
08/2017 - 05/2019
Project Coordinator and IT Admin @ Specialty Telehealth Services
07/2015 - 02/2017
Telemedicine Communications Specialist @ Specialty Telehealth Services
06/2015 - 07/2015
Biomedical Engineering intern @ Skeletal Dynamics
06/2015 - 07/2015
Cofounder @ PillboxTV
02/2015 - 07/2015
Undergraduate Research Assistant @ Botchwey Lab, Georgia Tech
01/2013 - 02/2015


Conferences & Speaking

(2019) High assurance digital assets and identities for humans and machines:
    building a trustworthy blockchain, Florida Blockchain Foundation Supply 
    Chain Digital Transformation Session 2: Blockchain Technology for Air Travel
    and Innovative concepts (2 July) 
(2019) Blockchain in a real business, Florida Blockchain Foundation Digital 
    Transformation Session 1: Blockchain 101 (28 May)
(2018) Breaking out HSTS (and HPKP) on Firefox and Chrome, Hack Miami 6 (19 May)


(2018) Methods and Systems for Multiple Independent Roots of Trust, 
    US 62/729,916 filed 11 September 2018. Patent Pending.


(2017) Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Receptor-3 Supports Hematopoietic Stem and 
    Progenitor Cell Residence Within the Bone Marrow Niche. Stem Cells, 35: 
    1040–1052. doi:10.1002/stem.2556

Posters & Abstracts

(2014) S1P receptor signaling coordinates shifting chemotactic gradients during
    hematopoietic stem cell mobilization. Hilton Head Regenerative Medicine 
    Workshop. March 2014

(2014) Coordinating hematopoietic stem cell trafficking through Sphingosine-1-
    phosphate receptor signals. Atlanta, GA: Immunoengineering Seminar. May 2014

(2014) Investigating sphingolipid-chemokine cross-talk during microvascular 
    remodeling using novel heparin hydrogels. Monterey, CA: North American 
    Vascular Biology Organization, Vascular Biology 2014

(2014) Sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor signaling is sufficient to mobilize 
    hematopoietic stem cells to peripheral blood. Southeastern regional lipid 
    conference, Cashiers, NC

(2014) Investigating sphingolipid-chemokine cross-talk during microvascular 
    remodeling using novel heparin hydrogels. Southeastern regional lipid 
    conference, Cashiers, NC.

(2014) Hematopoietic stem cell migratory activity is enhanced by Sphingosine-1-
    phosphate receptor 3 antagonism. Petit Scholarship poster session, Parker H.
    Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience.