Seminars

DATE: Thursday, October 25, 2012
TIME: Noon - 1:00 pm
PLACE: GHC 8102

SPEAKER: Vijay Pandurangan, Lectorius

TITLE: Systems Problems in the Real World

ABSTRACT:
Distributed systems have become increasingly important and transformative in the tech world. The ubiquity of map/reduce (and Hadoop-like systems) has eliminated much of the difficulty of analyzing and indexing large amounts of data, while systems like BigTable have made it easier to store databases that don't fit on single nodes. Despite this progress, many issues still plague real-world systems/deployments. I'll talk about some of the issues I faced at Google, as well as those at small and medium-sized startups, and describe a couple of ways in which research can drive industry forward.

BIO:
Vijay Pandurangan is the founder and CEO of a three-person, seed-funded startup in New York City. He previously worked at Google from 2002-2009, building large-scale internal data distribution infrastructure, cluster management and optimization, mobile software, and AdWords data analysis tools. He was also the first engineer at Jumo (started by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes), and worked with Acumen Fund (a socially responsible firm). He earned his Masters in ECE from CMU in 2002, working on distributed storage systems with Greg Ganger at the PDL. Follow him on twitter: @vijayp

HOSTS:
Greg Ganger

VISITOR COORDINATOR:
Karen Lindenfelser

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