Track: Papers in Production: Modern CS in the Real World

Day of week: Tuesday

What are the papers making a real-world impact today? This track looks at important papers that are influencing and changing software today. We're exploring topics around speech, infrastructure, self-driving cars, GANs, probabilistic data structures, and more on deep learning. The Papers In Production track aims to show research that is being used in production.

Track Host: Sid Anand

Chief Data Engineer @PayPal

Sid Anand currently serves as PayPal's Chief Data Engineer, focusing on ways to realize the value of data. Prior to joining PayPal, he held several positions including Agari's Data Architect, a Technical Lead in Search @ LinkedIn, Netflix’s Cloud Data Architect, Etsy’s VP of Engineering, and several technical roles at eBay. Sid earned his BS and MS degrees in CS from Cornell University, where he focused on Distributed Systems. In his spare time, he is a maintainer/committer on Apache Airflow, a co-chair for QCon, and a frequent speaker at conferences. When not working, Sid spends time with his wife, Shalini, and their 2 kids.

Modern CS in the Real World Panel Discussion

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Petastorm: Training and Evaluation of Deep Learning Models

Petastorm is an open source data access library that enables single machine or distributed training and evaluation of deep learning models directly from datasets in Apache Parquet format. Petastorm supports popular Python-based machine learning frameworks such as Tensorflow, Pytorch, and PySpark. In this talk, we present Petastorm features and show how Petastorm shortens the model development cycle at Uber ATG.

Yevgeni Litvin, Tech Lead @Uber

Scaling Emerging AI Applications with Ray

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Peter Schafhalter, Research Assistant @ucbrise

Challenges in Scaling AI

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Prabhat , Data and Analytics Group Lead @NERSC

Modern CS in the Real World Presentation

Each of the talks at QCon is individually curated and selected. Presentation details will follow soon.

Modern CS in the Real World Presentation

Each of the talks at QCon is individually curated and selected. Presentation details will follow soon.

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