Ion Stoica, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Anyscale
Ion Stoica is a Professor in the EECS Department at the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently the leader of RISELab. He does research on cloud computing and network computer systems. Past work includes Apache Spark, Apache Mesos, Tachyon, Chord DHT, and Dynamic Packet State (DPS). He is an ACM Fellow and has received numerous awards, including the SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award (2015), the SIGCOMM Test of Time Award (2011), and the ACM doctoral dissertation award (2001). He co-founded Anyscale in 2019 to commercialize technologies for distributed Python, especially for AI applications. He co-founded Databricks in 2013 to commercialize technologies for Big Data processing and co-founded Conviva Networks in 2006 to commercialize technologies for large scale video distribution.