Right before we hit record, Demetrios let D. know how grateful we were for him to come on the pod and share his wisdom with us especially considering he hasn't been doing many appearances as of late. He responded with this "I just got tired of talking about this stuff" That's right, the Godfather of MLOps since 2015 has been talking about the need for attention on the Ops side of things. Like an oracle, he revealed to us a glimpse of the future then stepped out of the limelight to move on to the next hard problem while we all continue to learn from his papers written all those years ago. So we asked him, "what's changed since he wrote these papers?" His answer, "well to start, now we have an MLOps community." This is easily the most influential person in MLOps that we have had the pleasure of interviewing. Aside from being an A+ human, he was a wealth of information. I cannot stress enough, go check out this interview. Here are the links to D. Sculley's Papers: ML Test Score, Machine Learning, Google Scholar.
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Director of Engineering, Google Brain
D is currently a Director of Engineering in Google Brain, leading research teams working on robust, responsible, reliable and efficient ML and AI. In his time at Google, D worked on nearly every aspect of machine learning, and have led both product and research teams including those on some of the most challenging business problems.
Demetrios is one of the main organizers of the MLOps community and currently resides in a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany. He is an avid traveller who taught English as a second language to see the world and learn about new cultures. Demetrios fell into the Machine Learning Operations world, and since, has interviewed the leading names around MLOps, Data Science, and ML. Since diving into the nitty-gritty of Machine Learning Operations he felt a strong calling to explore the ethical issues surrounding ML. When he is not conducting interviews you can find him making stone stacking with his daughter in the woods or playing the ukulele by the campfire.
David is one of the organizers of the MLOps Community. He is an engineer, teacher, and lifelong student. He loves to build solutions to tough problems and share his learnings with others. He works out of NYC and loves to hike and box for fun. He enjoys meeting new people so feel free to reach out to him!
Vishnu Rachakonda is the operations lead for the MLOps Community and co-hosts the MLOps Coffee Sessions podcast. He is a machine learning engineer at Tesseract Health, a 4Catalyzer company focused on retinal imaging. In this role, he builds machine learning models for clinical workflow augmentation and diagnostics in on-device and cloud use cases. Since studying bioengineering at Penn, Vishnu has been actively working in the fields of computational biomedicine and MLOps. In his spare time, Vishnu enjoys suspending all logic to watch Indian action movies, playing chess, and writing.