Speaker

Xiangrui Meng, Software Engineer at Databricks

Xiangrui Meng

Software Engineer, Databricks

Xiangrui Meng is an Apache Spark PMC member and a software engineer at Databricks. His main interests center around developing and implementing scalable algorithms for scientific applications. He has been actively involved in the development and maintenance of Spark MLlib since he joined Databricks. Before Databricks, he worked as an applied research engineer at LinkedIn, where he was the main developer of an offline machine learning framework in Hadoop MapReduce. His Ph.D. work at Stanford is on randomized algorithms for large-scale linear regression problems.

Sessions

Generalized Linear Models in Spark MLlib and SparkR

Generalized linear models (GLMs) unify various statistical models such as linear regression and logistic regression through the specification of a model family and link function. They are widely used in modeling, inference, and prediction with… Read more