Ameet Talwalkar

Ameet Talwalkar is an assistant professor in the Machine Learning Department at CMU, and also co-founder and Chief Scientist at Determined AI. His interests are in the field of statistical machine learning. His current work is motivated by the goal of democratizing machine learning, with a focus on topics related to scalability, automation, fairness, and interpretability of learning algorithms and systems. He led the initial development of the MLlib project in Apache Spark, is a co-author of the graduate-level textbook 'Foundations of Machine Learning' (2012, MIT Press), and created an award-winning edX MOOC about distributed machine learning. He also helped to create the SysML conference, serving as the inaugural Program Chair in 2018 and the General Chair in 2019.