Robert J. Taylor



Robert J. Taylor

BSEE '02, MS '04 | Dallas, TX



Robert Taylor, BSEE ’02, MS ’04, is an Applications Manager at Texas Instruments (TI) in Dallas, Texas. Robert leads a global design team of engineers (Dallas, TX; Shenzhen, China; Freising, Germany) that support global customers by creating custom power designs for opportunities in Industrial and Personal Electronics. The team presently produces about 1,000 designs per year, and impacts greater than $500M in annual revenue. Robert was elected to Member Group Technical Staff (top 25% of engineers) in 2008 and Senior Member of Technical staff (top 10% of engineers) in 2016. Robert has also served as the United Way department chair for the past two years. During these campaigns, he was able to raise over $10K and increase employee participation each year.

Robert has spent a considerable amount of time and energy recruiting for Texas Instruments at the University of Florida. In the past 10 years, TI has added over 300 students from UF to its workforce. He is also the founder of the Texas Instruments Alumni Fund at UF, benefiting the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. As of early 2019, it has raised enough money to become an endowed fund in the department. 

Robert received his Bachelor’s degree (2002) and Master’s degree (2004) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. He and his wife, Rose (also UF Grad), are avid Gator fans and celebrate victories in all sports. They have two children, Lillian (11) and Hazel (7), who will certainly be future Gators! Robert wears orange and blue clothing 99% of the time, drives a blue Tesla decorated with Gator paraphernalia, and also has a room in their house dedicated to all things orange and blue. Robert will be serving his third term on the UFAA Board; his current term expires 6/30/2026.