Data-centric Program Analysis for Distributed Systems
Peter Alvaro is a PhD candidate (degree expected in May 2015) at the University of California Berkeley, where he is advised by Joseph M. Hellerstein. His research focuses on applying data-centric languages and analysis techniques to program and study data-intensive distributed systems. He is the creator of the Dedalus language and co-creator of the Bloom language.
Peter holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Middlebury College. At Berkeley, he served as Co-Instructor for Programming the Cloud, an undergraduate course that studied distributed systems through the lens of software development. Prior to attending UC Berkeley, Peter worked as a Senior Software Engineer in the data analytics team at Ask.com. His principal interests are databases, distributed systems and programming languages. His webpage is http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~palvaro/