Ted Dunning is Chief Applications Architect at MapR Technologies
and active in the open source community.
He currently serves as VP for Incubator at the Apache Foundation,
as a champion and mentor for a large number of projects, and as
committer and PMC member of the Apache ZooKeeper and Drill
projects. He developed the t-digest algorithm used to estimate
extreme quantiles. T-digest has been adopted by several open source
projects. He also developed the open source log-synth project
described in the book Sharing Big Data Safely (O’Reilly).
Ted was the chief architect behind the MusicMatch (now Yahoo
Music) and Veoh recommendation systems, built fraud-detection
systems for ID Analytics (LifeLock), and has issued 24 patents to
date. Ted has a PhD in computing science from University of Sheffield.
When he’s not doing data science, he plays guitar and mandolin.
Ted is on Twitter as @ted_dunning.