Randall has both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Randall conducted turbulence studies, e.g., with wind-tunnels, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also studied two-phase flow in the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wales at Cardiff (UK).
Randall has worked in the area of naval architecture at the David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center in Carderock, Maryland (USA) and several years in the atmospheric sciences in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His work has led him to three patents.
Randall’s avocation is archaeology where he excavates at both Etruscan and Tauriani sites in Italy. He is also a practitioner of Tai-Chi Chuan.