Colby Ford

Colby Ford

Adjunct Faculty

Education: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, UNC Charlotte

Courses Taught: Cloud Computing for Data Analysis DSBA 6190


Dr. Colby Ford is the founder of , a Microsoft and Databricks partner consulting firm, and is the co-founder of Amissa, an NIH- and NSF- backed startup working to revolutionize caregiving and research in diseases such as Alzheimer’s. He has deep industry experience designing scalable, cloud-based architectures and creating enterprise-grade AI solutions. Additionally, he is active in the technical community, having hosted many training events on Microsoft products such as Microsoft ML Server, Azure Databricks, and Power BI and teaching courses on Machine Learning, High-Performance Computing, and Mathematical Modeling. His research interests primarily focus on Visual Analytics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, and Genomics.