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Stuart Horsman (Sydney, Australia)

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Stuart is a Hadoop hacker at Commonwealth Bank in Australia with interests in data science, statistical analysis, machine learning, and skateboarding.


Luis Quintela
(Mountain View, CA)

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Luis Quintela joined Samsung SDS in November 2013 as Sr. Manager for Big Data Analytics, a member of the office of the CTO. Luis is responsible for defining adoption strategy of Big Data technologies, identifying new business opportunities in this space, and working with Silicon Valley start-ups on partnership opportunities. Before joining Samsung, Luis spent 10 years playing multiple roles in the services organization of IBM's Software Group, including Lead Architect, WW Practice Lead, and Services Manager. He earned his B.Sc. in Computer Science and his M.Sc. in Distributed Systems and Parallel Architectures from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


David F. McCoy
(Plano, TX)

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David manages Hadoop for image and video processing and has 20 years of experience in remote sensing. He earned his B.S. in Physics from Texas A&M and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.


Alan Paulsen
(Austin, TX)

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Alan has been working in the game industry as a BI professional for the past four years, gleaning insights from all the data surrounding players. He got involved with Hadoop when Trion Worlds adopted it as a platform to process and analyze game logs. "Your logging requirement is tens of thousands of events per second, generating terabytes of data per day? Oh, is that it?"


Aliaksei Litouka
(Chicago, IL)

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Aliaksei has been a software engineer since 2004, has worked with various technologies and programming languages, and is currently developing in-house iOS apps. He earned his M.S. in Computer Science from the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics.

Manuel David García (Heidelberg, Germany)

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Manuel David has 15 years experience on CRM and database marketing from the technical (architecture, data integration, enterprise marketing management solutions), to the business (relational marketing strategies), to the analytical (segmentation, forecasting, optimization, recommendation systems). He began working mainly on SAS software. Currently, he is using Hadoop and Mahout to answer business questions and is investigating large-scale engines for Big Data analytics.

Babji Nagireddi
(Chennai, India)

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With a Masters in Computer Science from Texas A&M, Babji has over 16 years experience in software development, specialized in creating applications on Big Data and MPP/distributed systems. He presently works for PayPal, building self-servicing platforms to help analysts derive insights from massive structured and unstructured data sets.

David Gillen
(Flower Mound, TX)

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David has served American Airlines for the past 10 years, first as a Senior Operations Research Analyst and now as a Principal Architect in the Enterprise Data team. He enjoys writing readable code, designing machine learning models, and asking good questions. He earned an M.S in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University.

Bimal Parakkal
(Mountain View, CA)

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Bimal is a data enthusiast who has been processing and analyzing massive data sets for over eight years. He earned his M.S in Computational Operations Research from The College of William and Mary and a B.E. in Electronics and Communication engineering from The University of Calicut. His interests are in developing scalable machine learning applications. He currently works at LinkedIn, where he works with Hadoop to provide insights and analytics for consumer marketing operations. He previously held business intelligence consultant positions at G.E Capital, Charles Schwab, and Razorsight.

André Araújo
(Cherrybrook, Australia)

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André is a Big Data Solutions Architect with Cloudera, helping clients to design, build, and maintain Hadoop-based systems. He finds data science an exciting field and has been building his skills to get more involved with it. André is also an experienced Oracle DBA.

Patrick Hall
(Cary, North Carolina)

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Patrick researches and develops new data mining and machine learning technologies for SAS Enterprise Miner. He studied math and computational chemistry before graduating from the Institute for Advanced Analytics at NCSU.

George Agnelli
(London, United Kingdom)

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George has over 15 years experience as a software engineer specializing in web applications. He holds a B.A. in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins and an M.Sc. in Computing Science from Birkbeck, University of London. His interests include data science, running, and flying helicopters.

Leonid Furman
(Valley Village, CA)

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Leonid has been a software engineer since 2003, building numerous applications for processing and analyzing web logs. He currently works for an early-stage startup developing Big Data solutions for the healthcare industry. He earned a B.S. in the Mathematics of Computation from UCLA and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

Bibudh Lahiri
(Wynnewood, PA)

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As a Data Scientist at Impetus Technologies, Bibudh investigates what problems enterprises want to solve, why they want to solve those problems, and how to solve them. He has been working on data mining problems in retail, healthcare, and enterprise security since 2006. Before Impetus, he was an intern at Siemens Corporate Research and has done collaborative research with Intel Labs. He has published conference, workshop, and journal papers since completing a Ph.D. at Iowa State University, where he worked on approximation algorithms for detecting intrusion patterns from network data streams.

Eric Chen
(Palo Alto, CA)

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Eric Chen is a Sr. Research Scientist at NTT. He is also a Sr. Member at IEEE and has served as a member/co-chair of the Technical Program Committee at various major conferences, including IEEE BigData, Globecom, ICC, IPTCOMM, and SAINT. He is an author/co-author of more than 25 papers and 10 granted patents. His research interests include network security, Big Data, and predictive analytics. He received his B.Sc. and M.B.A. from McGill University and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tokyo.

Renvaldas Mackevicius
(Gavle, Sweden)

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Renvaldas has been working in IT for more then 20 years, the last 15 focusing on GIS technologies. He earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania.

Trung D. Vu
(Hanoi, Vietnam)

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Trung joined FPT Software, the largest software company in Vietnam, in April 2013 as Solution Architect for Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics. He is now responsible for architecting Hadoop-based enterprise Big Data systems. He is also interested in studying large-scale in-memory data processing solutions based on Apache Spark.

Aaron Daly

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Aaron has over 10 years of consulting experience, analyzing data and using predictive models to serve clients such as law firms and insurance companies. He has published several papers on accident reconstruction, air pollution modeling, and environmental contamination, and has testified as an expert witness. Aaron has a background in Physics, Statistics, and Meteorology, and completed the Coursera Data Science Specialization from Johns Hopkins University.

Patrick Zheng

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Patrick is a passionate believer that data insights can help businesses make better decisions, provide better services and create better products. He has been collecting, processing and analyzing massive datasets since 2008. 

He previously held positions as software engineer, data analyst consultant, clinical data manager, business analyst consultant and senior statistical programmer in IT, Pharma and Healthcare industry. He earned his M.S. in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Congqin Chen

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Congqin started her career in Rakuten Inc. from Oct. 2012. Currently her role is a combination of software engineer and data analyst for online advertising system of e-commerce service. She is responsible for carrying out the A/B testing of the recommendation system, visualising KPI reports and analysing massive the audience data. She got interested and started working with Big Data technology and Business Intelligence since the end of 2013. It is still the beginning of her career but she has figured out her interest in data analysis. Congqin got her master degree from Peking University with major in Nature Language Processing. Her experience about corpus construction also built her interest in data analysis. Due to this interest Congqin came to know about the CCP:DS certificate. During her preparation phase, she acquired basic knowledge about data scientist and hands-on experience. It was a great experience and it really inspired her to try some other challenging competitions like Kaggle to gain more hands-on experience.

Giuliano Janson

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Giuliano has more than 15 years of experience in advanced analytics, data science and machine learning. He enjoys the process of bringing ideas to life and uses analytical rigor, creativity and customer focus to build end-to-end analytical solutions. He holds a MS in Statistics and his interests include competitive machine learning, long distance running and hiking.

Liping Zhang

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Liping Zhang is a big data enthusiast who has been working in Hadoop Big Data related products (IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, Intel IDH, and Cloudera CDH) research and development for more than 5 years. Her interests are in Hadoop related big data distributed system design, big data platform development, nosql, full-text search, machine learning and cloud computing. She is 1st author of more than 6 papers and 4 granted patents. She currently works at Cloudera. She is an Apache HBase Contributor and Apache Zookeeper Contributor. She earned her B.Sc. in Computer Science and Technology from Hunan University and her M.Sc. in Computer Science and Technology from Zhejiang University.

Kenneth Wright

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With a PhD in physics from UC Berkeley and advanced degrees in statistics, and computer science, Ken has done research and analysis in the Washington DC area since 1994, mostly in aviation and defense. In January 2015, he began working as a Data Scientist for Complete Data Solutions, LLC.

Kefeng Wei

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Kefeng is a Big Data Solution Architect at Oracle Corporation. His interests include data science, machine learning, data mining, and swimming.

Mark Nichols

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Mark joined Illumination Works LLC with a goal of expanding their services into data science and helping their clients to a path of better data driven decisions. Although optimization is his passion, recent projects in Big Data have peaked his interest in using tools like Hadoop, Python and Spark in unison to analyze data for the creation of statistical models and automated learning routines to further client’s business goals. After twelve years of various engineering experience ranging from creation of storm water simulation models to nuclear engineer officer aboard a U.S. submarine, he refocused on “playing with data” by completing a M.S. in Business Analytics from the University of Cincinnati. Mark received his M.E. in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Biological Engineering from Louisiana State University.