Adem Efe Gencer develops Apache Kafka and the ecosystem around it and supports their operation at LinkedIn. In particular, he works on the design, development, and maintenance of Cruise Control, a system for alleviating the management overhead of large-scale Kafka clusters. He actively acts as a reviewer for top-tier journals and conferences. He holds a PhD in computer science from Cornell University, where his research has focused on improving the scalability of blockchain technologies. The protocols introduced in his research were adopted by Waves Platform, Aeternity, Cypherium, Enecuum, Ergo Platform, and Legalthings and are actively being developed into other systems. His papers been cited over 500 times. He received a best student paper award in Middleware Conference.
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