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Bio: Matei Zaharia is an assistant professor of computer science at Stanford University and Chief Technologist of Databricks, the company commercializing Apache Spark. He started the Spark project during his PhD at UC Berkeley, and continues to serve as its vice president at Apache. In addition to Spark, Matei co-started the Apache Mesos project and is a committer on Apache Hadoop. Matei's current research spans algorithms, programming models and systems for big data, focusing on new hardware platforms and machine learning applications. His work was recognized through the 2014 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for best doctoral thesis in computer science as well as best paper awards at multiple conferences.