RISELab Faculty Talk 10/14/21: The Tale of a Success with Ali Ghodsi

October 14, 2021

Title: The Tale of a Success with Ali Ghodsi
Speaker: Ali Ghodsi (CEO and Co-Founder of DataBricks and EECS Adjunct Faculty)
Date: Thursday, October 14th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm PDT
RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-tale-of-a-success-with-ali-ghodsi-tickets-170763707847

ISAA at Berkeley will be hosting Ali Ghodsi, as the inaugural speaker for “The Tale of a Success” entrepreneurship series. Ali will be sharing his academic and entrepreneurship journey and how he and his co-founders started DataBricks, an AI company that started from UC Berkeley’s AMPLab. More information can be found on the eventbrite page.

Ali Ghodsi is the CEO and co-founder of Databricks, responsible for the growth and international expansion of the company. He previously served as the VP of Engineering and Product Management before taking the role of CEO in January 2016. In addition to his work at Databricks, Ali serves as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley and is on the board at UC Berkeley’s RISELab. Ali was one of the original creators of open source project, Apache Spark, and the ideas from his academic research in resource management and scheduling and data caching have been applied to Apache Mesos and Apache Hadoop. Ali received his MBA from Mid-Sweden University in 2003 and PhD from KTH/Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden in 2006 in the area of Distributed Computing.