Savas Parastatidis

Savas Parastatidis

  • @savasp

Redwood City, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • Web
  • distributed computing
  • cloud computing
  • web services
  • REST
  • high-performance computing
  • parallel computing
  • e-science
  • research
  • programming
Savas Parastatidis is a Software Engineer at Facebook. Previously he was the architect of the cloud platform behind Cortana, Microsoft's personal digital assistant. While at Microsoft, he worked as an architect and developer at various projects, from Xbox One to Big Data processing in the Cloud Computing, Stream Processing, Scientific Computing, and more. Prior to joining Microsoft, Savas was a Principal Research Associate at Newcastle University where he undertook research in the areas of distributed, service-oriented computing and e-Science. He was also the Chief Software Architect at the North-East Regional e-Science Centre where he oversaw the architecture and the application of Web Services technologies for a number of large research projects. Savas also worked as a Senior Software Engineer for Hewlett Packard where he co-lead the R&D effort for the industry's Web Service transactions service and protocol. Savas' web corner (including his blog) can be found at http://savas.me and his twitter stream http://twitter.com/savasp.

REST in Practice REST in Practice
by Savas Parastatidis, Ian Robinson, Jim Webber
September 2010
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $37.99

Savas blogs at:

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Kyoto’s Nasty 22% City-Bike Hill Climb

May 24 2015

距離125mで高度上昇26m、22%の坂を頑張りました。 I went out for a long bike in the mountains of northern Kyoto on Saturday, and after 120km (75mi) of tough ups and pleasant downs with friends (that I'll write about separately), I made an attempt at a hill so steep that its name on Strava is "Nasty". It's… read more

Why are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks?

May 23 2015

Picture by Retronator Deep learning is a very weird technology. It evolved over decades on a very different track than the mainstream of AI, kept alive by the efforts of a handful of believers. When I started using it a few years ago, it reminded me of the first time… read more

Algocracy

May 23 2015

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"I suggest this reading to all that are interested in the REST architecture or in the development of web services in general."
--Andrea Polci, Lugano Java User Group