Ameet Talwalkar

Ameet Talwalkar is an assistant professor (starting January 2018) in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University, and also co-founder and Chief Scientist at Determined AI. His research addresses scalability and ease-of-use issues in the field of statistical machine learning, with applications in computational genomics. 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 teaches an award-winning MOOC on edX called 'Distributed Machine Learning with Apache Spark.' Prior to CMU, he was an assistant professor at UCLA.