Christophe Bisciglia

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Christophe Bisciglia (born 1980)[1] is an American entrepreneur known for his work with big data and cloud computing. Known for helping to popularize the programming model MapReduce while working at Google, and in addition he co-founded Cloudera and WibiData.

Early life and education[edit]

Bisciglia was born in 1980,[1] and raised primarily in Gig Harbor, Washington. Bisciglia attended the University of Washington from 1999 to 2003 and graduated in 2003 with a bachelor of science degree from the department of Computer Science and Engineering.[2] In 2015 he received an Honorary Doctorate degree from University of Washington.[2]

Computer science[edit]

Bisciglia's primary contribution to computer science has been the introduction of hands-on large-scale computing into the undergraduate computer science curriculum originally developed at the University of Washington. In 2008, along with co-authors, Aaron Kimball and Sierra Michels-Slettvet, Bisciglia published a research paper titled "Cluster Computing for Web-Scale Data Processing." This paper details the first MapReduce based large-scale computing course ever offered to undergraduate students, and has provided the foundation for similar courses at Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Tsinghua University.

Career[edit]

After graduating college he joined Google to work as software engineer[2] on search quality. He founded and lead Google's Academic cloud computing initiative which provides Google hosted computational resources to facilitate education and research to universities around the world.[3] In February 2008, the National Science Foundation joined this initiative to distribute Google's computational resources to the national research community.[citation needed] In 2008, Fortune (magazine) named Bisciglia as one of the 10 most fascinating Googlers[4] and in 2010 he was named one of the smartest people in tech.[5]

Bisciglia left Google in 2008 in order to co-found Cloudera,[2] in Palo Alto. The Cloudera company is now headquartered in Santa Clara and provides tools, services, and support, around data processing networks,[6] like Hortonworks data platform, and Apache Hadoop. WibiData was founded by Bisciglia in 2010 and closed in 2015, and it was a San Francisco-based company that provided big data applications for enterprises to personalize their customer experiences.[7] In 2018, he became a partner in the Inn at Kulaniapia Falls, a nature retreat in Hilo, Hawaii.[8]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Kimball, A.; Michels-Slettvet, S.; Bisciglia, C. (2008). "Cluster computing for web-scale data processing". ACM SIGCSE Bulletin. 40: 116–120. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.107.151. doi:10.1145/1352322.1352177.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 새 국어 생활 [A New Korean Life , Volume 24, Issue 3] (in Korean). 24. 국립 국어 연구원. 2014. p. 182.
  2. ^ a b c d "2015 Honorees". UW College of Engineering. 2014-12-18. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  3. ^ Baker, Stephen (2007-12-13). "Google and the Wisdom of Clouds". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
  4. ^ "10 fascinating Googlers - Christophe Bisciglia (9)". Fortune Magazine. 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  5. ^ "The smartest people in tech - Smartest Engineer: Christopher Bisciglia (21)". Fortune Magazine. 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  6. ^ "Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE:CLDR) President Sells $1,755,408.44 in Stock". MarketBeat.com. September 21, 2021. Retrieved 2021-09-27.
  7. ^ "WibiData lays off employees, switches CEO in new focus on analytics app". VentureBeat. 2015-03-05. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  8. ^ Twitter; Email (2018-10-21). "Must Reads: On Hawaii Island, nature nurtures guests at an unusual inn". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2021-09-27.