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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. The focus of my research and work is on large scale distributed computing systems, like Spark and Mesos.

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, their next generation cluster scheduling system. I am passionate about seeding and building open source communities; I led the creation of Berkeley AMP Camps and the Apache Spark Summits.

More about me via my LinkedIn profile, my publication list on Google Scholar, and my Twitter feed.