Boston Storm Users Meetup- Jan 2015 - Practical Realtime Computing with Chaos
Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Practical Realtime Computing with Chaos

Ted Dunning View Bio

Real-time programming is all about making guarantees about response time, throughput, latency or other performance indicators. Ironically, guarantees are not synonymous with determinism and there are important cases where using random numbers in some form or other can substantially improve accuracy, response times or latency. Randomness can also be used in interesting ways to explain or corroborate abstract mathematical results or to test algorithms. Ted will provide a quick tour of how to use randomness in a variety of practical ways from explaining difficult concepts, to improving accuracy of real time systems to doing realistic testing or emulation of real-time systems.


Ted Dunning

Ted Dunning is Chief Application Architect at MapR Technologies and committer and PMC member of the Apache Mahout, Apache ZooKeeper, and Apache Drill projects​. Ted has been very active in mentoring new Apache projects and is currently serving as vice president of incubation for the Apache Software Foundation​.​ Ted was the chief architect behind the MusicMatch (now Yahoo Music) and Veoh recommendation systems. He built fraud detection systems for ID Analytics (later purchased by LifeLock) and he has 24 patents issued to date and a dozen pending. Ted has a PhD in computing science from the University of Sheffield. When he’s not doing data science, he plays guitar and mandolin. He also bought the beer at the first Hadoop user group meeting..