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Evan Sparks

Evan Sparks
CEO, Determined AI

Evan Sparks is a cofounder and CEO of Determined AI, a software company that makes machine learning engineers and data scientists fantastically more productive. Previously, Evan worked in quantitative finance and web intelligence. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, where, as a member of the AMPLab, he contributed to the design and implementation of much of the large-scale machine learning ecosystem around Apache Spark, including MLlib and KeystoneML. He also holds an AB in computer science from Dartmouth College.


1:45pm-2:25pm Thursday, September 6, 2018
Implementing AI, Models and Methods
Location: Imperial A
Secondary topics:  Deep Learning models, Edge computing and Hardware, Platforms and infrastructure
Evan Sparks (Determined AI), Ameet Talwalkar (Carnegie Mellon University | Determined AI)
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In spite of the enormous excitement about the potential of deep learning, several key challenges—from prohibitive hardware requirements to immature software offerings—are impeding its widespread enterprise adoption. Evan Sparks and Ameet Talwalkar detail fundamental challenges facing organizations looking to adopt deep learning and present novel solutions to overcome several of them. Read more.