Primary Role
Research @ Twitter

Person Details


Florian is Co-Founder and CEO at Mesosphere where his team is building an operating system for the datacenter based on the Apache Mesos open source distributed systems kernel. Prior to Mesosphere, Florian built the analytics and data processing system for Airbnb. Before Airbnb he worked at Twitter in research where he built new services and investigated new algorithms. Before Twitter, he worked for Ning, Adknowledge and HeadCase where he wrote algorithms for distributed systems such as spam detection, collaborative filtering, ad-optimization, topic extraction.

Florian has etensive experience in both R&D and production environments in distributed data structures, Hadoop (map/reduce) , algorithm design, predictive modeling, lexical semantics, ontology generation / ontology based distance metrics, clustering, recommendation engines.

He has developed everything from mobile applications (performance critical) to large scale number crunching algorithms that run on hundreds of cores. He has designed and implemented applications such as mobile payment systems, item-to-item recommendation algorithms, novel approach to guarantee fair bandwidth allocation (QoS using unused IP header flags), unstructured text to RDF converters (incl. scraping, segmenting, parsing, pos tagging, semantic analysis), ontology generation and visualization tools, visualization of raw satellite data from the sun - and a myriad of other projects and applications.

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