Keynotes, Day 1

Ray Summit 2022

Day 1 keynote speakers are: Soumith Chintala, Meta AI; Kim Hazelwood, Meta AI; Greg Brockman, OpenAI; Ion Stoica, Anyscale; and Robert Nishihara, Anyscale.

Please check back for more details on each keynote, coming soon.

About Ion

Ion Stoica is the Executive Chairman and President and co-founder of Anyscale. Ion also serves as a professor in the EECS Department at UC Berkeley, and as a co-director of the AMPLab. At AMPLab Ion has been leading the software systems effort, which included the development of Apache Spark, as well as two other high-profile open source projects: Apache Mesos and Tachyon. In 2006, Ion co-founded Conviva, a startup to commercialize technologies for large-scale video distribution, where he is serving as CTO. Ion is an ACM Fellow and has received numerous awards, including the SIGCOMM Test of Time Award (2011), and the ACM doctoral dissertation award (2001). Ion holds a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS in computer science and control engineering from Polytechnic University Bucharest.

About Robert

Robert Nishihara is one of the creators of Ray, a distributed system for scaling Python and machine learning applications. He is one of the co-founders and CEO of Anyscale, which is the company behind Ray. He did his PhD in machine learning and distributed systems in the computer science department at UC Berkeley. Before that, he majored in math at Harvard.

About Greg

Greg Brockman is the co-founder and CTO of OpenAI, a research and deployment company whose mission is to ensure general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. Before OpenAI, he was the founding engineer and CTO of Stripe, which he helped build from 4 to 250 employees.

About Soumith

Soumith Chintala is a researcher in AI, currently at Meta. Soumith is well known for creating and leading PyTorch, a widely used AI framework. Soumith has published widely on high-performance machine learning systems, generative models, and computer vision algorithms. He holds a Masters in computer science from NYU, and spent time in Yann LeCun's NYU lab building deep learning models for robotics, pedestrian detection, natural image OCR, and depth-images, among others.

About Kim

Kim Hazelwood is an engineering director at Meta AI, where she focuses on research and engineering challenges at the intersection of scalable computer systems and applied machine learning. Prior to joining Meta in 2015, Kim held positions across academia and industry, including a software engineering role on the Google TPU project, and a tenured associate professor position at the University of Virginia. She holds a PhD in computer science from Harvard University, and is a recipient of the MIT "Top 35 Innovators under 35" award, the ACM SIGPLAN "Test of Time" Award, the CRA's Anita Borg Early Career Award, and an NSF Career Award. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Computing Research Association (CRA).

Ion Stoica

Co-founder, Executive Chairman & President, Anyscale

Robert Nishihara

Co-founder and CEO, Anyscale

Greg Brockman

Co-founder & CTO, OpenAI

Soumith Chintala

Engineer, Meta AI

Kim Hazelwood

Engineering Director, Meta AI
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