Speaker: Ion Stoica (UC Berkeley, USA)
Biography: Ion Stoica is a Professor in the EECS Department at the University of California at Berkeley, The Xu Bao Chancellor's Chair, and the Director of Sky Computing Lab (https://sky.cs.berkeley.edu/). He is currently doing research on cloud computing and AI systems. Past work includes Apache Spark, Apache Mesos, Tachyon, Chord DHT, and Dynamic Packet State (DPS). He is an ACM Fellow, Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy of Sciences, and has received numerous awards, including the Mark Weiser Award (2019), SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award (2015), and several "Test of Time" awards. He also co-founded three companies, Anyscale (2019), Databricks (2013) and Conviva (2006).