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Ion's PictureI am a Professor of Computer Science Division at University of California, Berkeley, and currently I am leading RISELab. I am also a co-founder of Anyscale (2019), Databricks (2013), and a co-founder of Conviva Networks (2006). Here is a short bio.

Contact information:

465 Soda Hall

Computer Science Division

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-1776

phone: +1 510 643-4007

Fax: +1 510 643-1289


Research | Teaching | Publications | Students | Bio


My area of research is cloud computing, distributed systems, and networking. I am equally interested in designing algorithms and systems with strong theoretical foundations, and in providing practical implementations that are deployable in the real world. A list of my publications are available here.


Students and Postdocs

Current PhD students:, Romil Bhardwaj, Audrey Cheng (w/ Natacha Crooks), Wei-Lin Chiang, Emma Dauterman (w/ Raluca Popa), Paras Jian (w/ Joey Gonzalez), Sukrit Kalra, Woosuk Kwon, Zhuohan Li, Michael Luo, Gur-Eyal Sela (w/ Joey Gonzalez), Peter Schafhalter (w/ Joey Gonzalez), Stephanie Wang, Sarah Wooders (w/ Joey Gonzalez), Zhanghao Wu, Zongheng Yang, Samyukta Yagati (w/ Natacha Crooks), Lianmin Zheng (w/ Joey Gonzalez)


Current Postdocs: Hao Zhang

Past PhD students:

·       Guanhua Wang (2022, Microsoft Research)

·       Ameer Haj-Ali (2020, w/ Krste Asanovic, Anyscale)

·       Wenting Zheng (2020, w/ Raluca Ada Popa, Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University)

·       Eric Liang (2020, Anyscale)

Past postdocs:

·       Kirthevasan Kandasamy (2019-2022, Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin)

·       Hong Zhang (2018-2022, Assistant Professor at Waterloo University)

·       Ionel Gog (2018-2022, Google)

·       Danyang Zhuo (2019-2020, Assistant Professor at Duke University)

Past MS students: Tathagata Das (Databricks), Andrew Wang (Cloudera), Patrick Wendell (Databricks, co-founder)

PhD students on-leave: Benjamin Hindman (Mesosphere, co-founder)