I am an assistant professor in the EECS department at UC Berkeley and a founding member of the new UC Berkeley RISE Lab. My research interests are at the intersection of machine learning and data systems and explore the challenges of distributed machine learning and inference on large models and datasets, real-time model serving and personalization, and applying machine learning techniques to system tuning and management. Co-founder: I am also co-founder of Turi Inc. (formerly GraphLab), which was originally based on my thesis work on the GraphLab and PowerGraph Systems. Turi was recently acquired by Apple Inc. Background: Before joining UC Berkeley as an assistant professor, I was a post-doc in the UC Berkeley AMPLab working on several projects including GraphX (now part of Apache Spark), early versions of MLbase, Velox, and concurrency control for ML. I obtained my PhD from the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University where I worked with Carlos Guestrin on Parallel and Distributed Systems for Probabilistic Reasoning.