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I am a cofounder of Databricks. Before that, I was a PhD student and then Postdoc in computer science in the AMPLab at the University of California, Berkeley. I’m focused on large scale distributed computing systems, such as those used by web companies like Google, Facebook, and Yahoo!

In particular, I am interested in resource management, scheduling, and rapid application development in cluster environments. I’ve worked on scheduling in Hadoop. I was one of the creators of Apache Mesos, a cluster scheduling system that has been adopted by Twitter as their private cloud platform. I worked with systems engineers and researchers at Google on Omega (Eurosys paper), their next generation cluster scheduling system.

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