University of California, Berkeley
Joseph M. Hellerstein is the Jim Gray Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His work focuses on data-centric systems and the way they drive computing, including parallel and distributed programming models, analytic data context, interactive data visualization and transformation, scalable machine learning, distributed systems and networking. He collaborates actively with colleagues in a wide variety of fields including Programming Languages, Human-Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Networking, Security, and Theoretical Computer Science. He is an ACM Fellow, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and the recipient of three ACM-SIGMOD "Test of Time" awards for his research. In 2010, Fortune Magazine included him in their list of 50 smartest people in technology , and MIT's Technology Review magazine included his work on their TR10 list of the 10 technologies "most likely to change our world". Hellerstein is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Trifacta, a software vendor providing intelligent interactive solutions for wrangling data. He serves on the technical advisory boards of a number of computing and internet companies including EMC, SurveyMonkey, Captricity and Dato, and previously served as the Director of Intel Research, Berkeley.