Tiark Rompf is an Assistant Professor at Purdue University. His work focuses on advanced compiler technology for big data systems, and associated language support. From 2008 to 2014 he was a member of the Scala team at EPFL, where he made various contributions to the Scala language and toolchain (delimited continuations, efficient immutable data structures, compiler speedups, type system work). From 2012 to 2014 he was a Principal Researcher at Oracle Labs. His work has been featured as Research Highlight in CACM, received a Best Paper Award at VLDB, and an NSF CAREER Award..