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Dean Wampler (@deanwampler) is an expert in data engineering for scalable, streaming data systems and applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI). He is Directory of Engineering for the Accelerated Discovery Platform at IBM Research. Previously, he worked at Domino Data Lab on their data science platform, he worked on scalable ML with Ray at Anyscale, and he lead an engineering team at Lightbend developing distributed streaming data systems using Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, Kubernetes, and other tools. Dean is the author of several books, reports, and videos for O'Reilly Media, including Programming Scala, Third Edition, Fast Data Architectures for Streaming Applications, What Is Ray?, Functional Programming for Java Developers, and Programming Hive (coauthor). He is a contributor to several open source projects and a frequent conference speaker and co-organizer. Dean has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington.