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September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Ask me anything: The state of Spark

Ram Sriharsha (Databricks), Xiangrui Meng (Databricks)
2:55pm–3:35pm Thursday, 09/29/2016
Location: 1 C03

Join Xiangrui Meng and Ram Sriharsha to discuss the state of Spark.

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Ram Sriharsha


Ram Sriharsha is the product manager for Apache Spark at Databricks and an Apache Spark committer and PMC member. Previously, Ram was architect of Spark and data science at Hortonworks and principal research scientist at Yahoo Labs, where he worked on scalable machine learning and data science. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Maryland and a BTech in electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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Xiangrui Meng


Xiangrui Meng is an Apache Spark PMC member and a software engineer at Databricks. His main interests center around developing and implementing scalable algorithms for scientific applications. Xiangrui has been actively involved in the development and maintenance of Spark MLlib since he joined Databricks. Previously, he worked as an applied research engineer at LinkedIn, where he was the main developer of an offline machine learning framework in Hadoop MapReduce. He holds a PhD from Stanford, where he worked on randomized algorithms for large-scale linear regression problems.