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[I do not actively maintain this site, my most up-to-date web site is here.]

I'm the Program Chair of the Spark+AI Summit and Co-Chair of the Ray Summit. I was the former Chief Data Scientist at O’Reilly Media, and the former Program Chair of: the Strata Data Conference, the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference, and TensorFlow World. I'm also an advisor to a few exciting startups and organizations: Databricks, Anyscale, Anodot, Alluxio, Matroid, Pathmind, Determined AI, Faculty (formerly ASI Data Science), Graphistry, Yakit, and The Center for Data Intensive Science + Open Commons Consortium (University of Chicago). I was also previously an advisor to Lattice Data and to DeepScale. For my recent writings, please visit the Gradient Flow.

An ex-academic, I was an Assistant Professor at U.C. Davis and was the founding Department Chair for Statistics and Mathematics at C.S.U. Monterey Bay. I have been a visiting member of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley and have taught at U.C. Santa Barbara and the University of the Philippines.

I enjoy writing and have written and published on topics ranging from Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Finance, Marketing Research, and Technology. I am a member of the Editorial Board of the Big Data Journal.

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