Ali Zaidi, Data Scientist at Microsoft

Ali Zaidi

Data Scientist, Microsoft

Ali is a data scientist in the Algorithms and Data Science team at Microsoft. He spends his day trying to make distributed computing in the cloud easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable for data scientists and developers alike. He focuses on R, Spark, and Bayesian learning.


Extending the R API for Spark with sparklyr and Microsoft R Server

There’s a growing number of data scientists that use R as their primary language. While the SparkR API has made tremendous progress since release 1.6, with major advancements in Apache Spark 2.0 and 2.1, it… Read more

Natural Language Processing with CNTK and Apache Spark

Apache Spark provides an elegant API for developing machine learning pipelines that can be deployed seamlessly in production. However, one of the most intriguing and performant family of algorithms – deep learning – remains difficult… Read more