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Reza Bosagh Zadeh is Founder CEO at Matroid and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. His work focuses on Machine Learning, Distributed Computing, and Discrete Applied Mathematics. Reza received his PhD in Computational Mathematics from Stanford under the supervision of Gunnar Carlsson. His awards include a KDD Best Paper Award and the Gene Golub Outstanding Thesis Award. He has served on the Technical Advisory Boards of Microsoft and Databricks, and has been working on Artificial Intelligence since 2005, starting at age 18 when he worked in Google's AI research team.
As part of his research, Reza built the Machine Learning Algorithms behind Twitter's who-to-follow system, the first product to use Machine Learning at Twitter. Reza is the initial creator of the Linear Algebra Package in Apache Spark. Through Apache Spark, Reza's work has been incorporated into industrial and academic cluster computing environments. In addition to research, Reza designed and teaches two PhD-level classes at Stanford: Distributed Algorithms and Optimization (CME 323), and Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms (CME 305).
Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics,
2010 - 2013, Stanford, California
Senior Data Scientist,
2011-2013, San Francisco, California
Carnegie Mellon University,
Master of Computer Science,
2008 - 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jan 2008 - May 2008, Manhattan, New York
Jan 2006 - Aug 2007, Mountain View, California
University of Waterloo,
Bachelor of Mathematics, Honors Computer Science,
2004 - 2008, Waterloo, Ontario
I enjoy generating prefactored random numbers, among other things.
I have no relation to Lotfi Zadeh.
Lived in 3 continents, 4 countries, 8 cities: