Edward Bortnikov leads the Scalable Platforms research team at Yahoo, Haifa. The team focuses on scalability and reliability of platforms that power the major Yahoo products, primarily Mail and Search. It actively contributes to multiple open source projects, primarily Hadoop technologies (HBase, Omid, and HDFS).
Edward received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in 2008, specializing in distributed algorithms and networks. He published 25+ academic papers. He owns 20+ US patents and applications, and is a recipient of the Yahoo CEO Award for Innovation. His research interests broadly span computer systems, distributed computing, search and big data analytics. Edward received his M.Sc. and B.A. (summa cum laude) degrees in Computer Science from the Technion in 1998 and 1995, respectively. Prior to zigzagging back to the academia in 2004, he was a software engineer at HP (formerly Tandem) Labs, working on the NonStop SQL database engine, a technical lead at SANgate Systems, working on a scalable storage management platform, and a software architect at Mellanox Technologies, working on high-speed networking stacks and supercomputing technologies.