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Matei Zaharia

Keynote: Spark 2.0 - Matei Zaharia, Apache Spark Creator and CTO, Databricks
Matei Zaharia is an assistant professor of computer science at MIT and CTO of Databricks, the company commercializing Apache Spark. He started the Spark project when he was a graduate student at UC Berkeley, and continues to serve as Spark’s vice president at Apache. Matei has also contributed to other open source cluster computing projects -- he is a co-creator of Mesos, and a committer on Apache Hadoop. He received the 2014 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for his research on Spark.