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Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA
Krishna Sankar

Krishna Sankar
Distinguished Engineer - AI, U.S.Bank

Website | @ksankar

Krishna Sankar is a Distinguished Engineer − Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning at U.S. Bank focusing on augmented intelligence, digital human as well as areas like AI explainability. Earlier stints include Senior Data Scientist with Volvo Cars, Chief Data Scientist at, Data Scientist/Tata America Intl, Director of Data Science/Bioinformatics startup & as a Distinguished Engineer/Cisco. He has been speaking at various conferences incl ML tutorials at Strata SJC & LONDON 2016, Spark Summit [], Strata-Sparkcamp, OSCON, Pycon & Pydata, writes about Nash Equilibrium, Isaac Asimov and Robots Rules[ as well as has been guest lecturing at the Naval Postgraduate School. His occasional blogs can be found at
They include NeurIPS2018 — Conference Summary [], Deep Thinking by Garry Kasparov: The Education Of A Machine [] and Ask not if AlphaZero can beat humans in Go — Ask if AlphaZero can teach humans to be a Go champion []. His other passions are semantic Go engines, flying Drones (working towards Drone Pilot License (FAA UAS Pilot) and Lego Robotics – you will find him at the Detroit FLL World Competition as Robots Design Judge


9:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, 02/18/2015
Hadoop & Beyond
Location: LL21 E/F
Paco Nathan (, Holden Karau (Google), Krishna Sankar (U.S.Bank), Reza Zadeh (Matroid | Stanford), Denny Guang-yeu Lee (Microsoft), Chris Fregly (PipelineAI)
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A full-day, hands-on tutorial introducing Apache Spark and libraries for building workflows: Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, MLlib, GraphX, etc. Read more.