Ryan Lankin received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) in 2009. After graduating, he worked in the private sector for several years, primarily in the field of network security. He eventually returned to UNO and received his MS in Computer Science, with a concentration in artificial intelligence, in 2020. During his master's program, he fell into robotics, including working on a NASA-funded study about robotic swarms.
Shortly after graduation, he moved to Colorado to join CADSWES as a software engineer.