Reza Zadeh

Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University
Technical Advisor at Databricks

I am at Stanford within ICME, conducting research and teaching courses targeting doctorate students. I focus on Machine Learning, Distributed Computing, and Discrete Applied Mathematics.

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Created CME 323: Distributed Algorithms and Optimization

Teaching CME 305: Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms [2014] [2015] [2016]

Organized the Workshop on Distributed Machine Learning and Matrix Computations at NIPS 2014

Quoted in GigaOm and MIT Technology Review

Our paper on earthquakes was covered by TechCrunch, Mashable, and many others

Invited talk at Strata 2015: Matrix Computations and Neural Networks in Spark [slides]

Interview: On the Evolution of Machine Learning, from Linear Models to Neural Networks [full] [oreilly report]

Selected Publications

Matrix Computations and Optimization in Apache Spark [arxiv]

MLlib: Machine Learning in Apache Spark [arxiv], JMLR 2015

Dimension Independent Similarity Computation [pdf] [extension] [slides] [poster] [code] [press], JMLR 2014

Estimate of Shaking Intensity by Combining Earthquake Characteristics with Tweets [pdf] [slides] [video] [demo] [full], NCEE 2014

On the Precision of Social and Information Networks [pdf] [slides], COSN 2013

WTF: The Who to Follow Service at Twitter [pdf], WWW 2013

A Uniqueness Theorem for Clustering [pdf] [slides], UAI 2009

Contact info

Twitter: @Reza_Zadeh

Phone: (650) 898-3193

Email: my domain is and my username is rezab

Stanord University