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Kafka Summit NYC 2019

April 2, 2019 | New York City

Osman Sarood

Infrastructure and Operations Lead, Mist Systems

Osman Sarood, Infrastructure and Operations Lead, Mist Systems, received his PhD in High Performance Computing from the Computer Science department at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in Dec 2013 where he focussed on load balancing and fault tolerance. Dr. Sarood has published more than 20 research papers in highly rated journals, conferences and workshops. He has presented his research at several academic conferences and has over 400 citations along with an i10-index and h-index of 12. He worked at Yelp from 2014 to 2016 as a Software Engineer where he prototyped, architected and implemented several key production systems that have been presented at various high profile conferences. He presented his work, Seagull, at the prestigious Amazon Web Services (AWS) annual conference, reInvent in 2015. He architected and authored Yelp’s autoscaled spot infrastructure, fleet_miser, which was presented at AWS reInvent 2016. Dr. Sarood started working at Mist in 2016 and is leading the infrastructure team to help Mist scale the Mist Cloud in a cost effective and reliable manner.


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