Speaker

Eric Jonas, Postdoc in Computer Science at UC Berkeley

Eric Jonas

Postdoc in Computer Science, UC Berkeley

Eric Jonas is currently a postdoc in computer science at UC Berkeley working with Ben Recht on machine learning for scientific data acquisition. He earned his PhD in Computational Neuroscience, M. Eng in Electrical Engineering, BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and BS in Neurobiology, all from MIT. Prior to his return to academia, he was founder and CEO of Prior Knowledge, a predictive database company which was acquired in 2012 by Salesforce.com, where he was Chief Predictive Scientist until 2014. In 2015 he was named one of the top rising stars in bioengineering by DARPA.

Sessions

Microservices and Teraflops: Effortlessly Scaling Data Science with PyWren

While systems like Apache Spark have moved beyond a simple map-reduce model, many data scientists and scientific users still struggle with complex cluster management and configuration tools when trying to do data processing in the… Read more