Ion Stoica

Co-Founder & Faculty Partner @ AI@The House, since 2018
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman @ Databricks
Director @ RISE Lab
EECS Professor @ UC Berkeley
What is your superpower?
What's a little-known secret about you?
In middle school I wanted to become a painter.
Bucket List item?
Space travel
We have a unique ability to spark Berkeley's innovation at The House Fund. I believe in it.

Ion Stoica is a Professor in the EECS Department at University of California at Berkeley, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman at Databricks, and Co-Founder & Faculty Partner at AI@The House.

He does research on cloud computing and networked computer systems. Past work includes Apache Spark, Apache Mesos, Tachyon, Chord DHT, and Dynamic Packet State (DPS). He is an ACM Fellow and has received numerous awards, including the SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award (2015), the SIGCOMM Test of Time Award (2011), and the ACM doctoral dissertation award (2001).

In 2013, he co-founded Databricks a startup to commercialize technologies for Big Data processing, and in 2006 he co-founded Conviva, a startup to commercialize technologies for large scale video distribution.