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Chris is an associate professor in Computer Science at Stanford University. Research from his group has been incorporated into humanitarian efforts, such as the fight against human trafficking. He has also co-founded four companies: SambaNova and Snorkel, along with two companies that are now part of Apple, Lattice in 2017 and Inductiv in 2020. He has won several awards including the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2015, and best paper awards in both database and machine learning conferences.
David has pioneered many of the parallel database technologies that power today’s parallel, distributed and cloud database platforms, while he was a professor at Wisconsin, where he also held the John P. Morgridge Chair. He was also a Technical Fellow at Microsoft, and is currently at MIT. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the ACM, and has won several awards including the ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award, the AM ACM Software System Award, and the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award, all for his seminal contributions to the field of database systems.
Sam is a professor at MIT where he co-directs the Data Systems for AI Lab (DSAIL), an industry-backed initiative to unite researchers at MIT and leaders from industry to investigate the issues related to systems and algorithms for data that is high rate, massive, or very complex. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, best paper and test-of-time awards in premier database conferences including VLDB and SIGMOD.
Sharon is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin where her research interests include deep learning and machine learning. She completed her Ph.D. at Cornell and a post-doc at Stanford. She is the recipient of the Facebook Research Award, JPMorgan early-career faculty award, and was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Science.