Grace Hopper Annual Conference Schedule


Kay Outershout

PhD Student of University of California, Berkeley

Kay Outershout is a PhD student at UC Berkeley and a Spark committer and PMC member. On the Spark project, Kay is a maintainer of the scheduler, and her work on Spark has focused on improving Spark’s performance metrics and on improving scheduler performance. At Berkeley, Kay’s PhD research centers around understanding and improving performance of large-scale data analytics frameworks. She’s currently working on rearchitecting the core of Spark to enable higher resource utilization. Before coming to Berkeley, Kay got her BSE from Princeton.


Spark it Up! Data Science at Scale using Apache Spark OCTOBER 16 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm