Ofer Mendelevitch is Vice President of Data Science at Lendup, where he is responsible for Lendup’s machine learning and advanced analytics group. Prior to joining Lendup, Ofer was Director of Data Science at Hortonworks, where he was responsible for helping Hortonwork’s customers apply Data Science with Hadoop and Spark to big data across various industries including healthcare, finance, retail and others. Before Hortonworks, Ofer served as Entrepreneur in Residence at XSeed Capital, VP of Engineering at Nor1, and Director of Engineering at Yahoo!.
Casey Stella is a Principal Software Engineer focusing on Data Science at Hortonworks, which provides an open source Hadoop distribution. Casey’s primary responsibility is leading the analytics/data science team for the Apache Metron (Incubating) Project, an open source cybersecurity project. Prior to Hortonworks, Casey was an architect at Explorys, which was a medical informatics startup spun out of the Cleveland Clinic. In the more distant past, Casey served as a developer at Oracle, Research Geophysicist at ION Geophysical and as a poor graduate student in Mathematics at Texas A&M.
Douglas Eadline, PhD, began his career as analytical chemist with an interest in computer methods. Starting with the first Beowulf how-to document, Doug has written hundreds of articles, white papers, and instructional documents covering many aspects of HPC and Hadoop computing. Prior to starting and editing the popular ClusterMonkey.net website in 2005, he served as editor¿in¿chief for ClusterWorld Magazine and was senior HPC editor for Linux Magazine. He has practical hands-on experience in many aspects of HPC and Apache Hadoop, including hardware and software design, benchmarking, storage, GPU, cloud computing, and parallel computing. Currently, he is a writer and consultant to the HPC/analytics industry and leader of the Limulus Personal Cluster Project (http://limulus.basement-supercomputing.com). He is author of the Apache Hadoop® Fundamentals LiveLessons and Apache Hadoop® YARN Fundamentals LiveLessons videos from Pearson, and is book co-author of Apache Hadoop® YARN: Moving beyond MapReduce and Batch Processing with Apache Hadoop 2 and author of Hadoop® 2 Quick Start Guide: Learn the Essentials of Big Data Computing in the Apache Hadoop 2 Ecosystem, also from Addison-Wesley, and is author of High Performance Computing for Dummies.