|Project Main Mentors||Project|
Attila Vamos - Contact Details
Attila joined the HPCC Systems team having worked at Nokia previously doing Symbian OS Kernel development work. Attila is becoming our expert in resolving issues affecting the HPCC Systems DFU server which controls the transfer of files and data between machines in an HPCC Systems environment. He has improved the stability and performance of file spray especially for large XML and CSV files. As a result, he is well placed to mentor the DFU spray from zip/gzip files project. He is also improving our regression suite which enables us to self-test our code before release and also works on our automated testing system.
Gavin Halliday - Contact Details
Gavin has been with LN for 25+ years. He is one of the original architects of the HPCC System, and has worked on many parts of the system. He is currently the lead developer of the HPCC Systems code generator, which is the compiler for our proprietary programming language ECL. Gavin is the lead mentor for projects which involve making improvements in the code generator.
Xiaoming Wang - Contact Details
Xiaoming Wang (Ming) is a Software Engineer and has been with LexisNexis since 2013 and he is responsible for various HPCC projects builds as well as installation and configuration of HPCC platform. He also works on several cloud solutions for HPCC development, such HPCCSystems Instant Cloud for AWS, HPCC CloudFormation Solution, HPCC Juju Charm, HPCC Docker/Kubernetes, etc.
Gordon Smith - Contact Details
Gordon is the manager of the HPCC Systems supercomputer clients. He is a member of the HPCC Core Platform team and has been a LexisNexis employee for around 18 years. He is the principle developer for ECL related development tools, including the ECL IDE, ECL Plugin for Eclipse, ECL Watch, ECL Execution Graph Viewer and more recently the HPCC Visualization Framework. For GSOC he will be mentoring any projects relating to the HPCC Visualization Framework and/or a web based debugging front end for ECL.
Kevin Wang - Contact Details
Kevin is a Consultant Engineer for LexisNexis. He has been working for LN for 11 years. Kevin’s current contributions to the HPCC Systems project include working on the ESP component including web services and other projects. One of his roles is to help people use HPCC system easily and efficiently. Cluster deployment and ESP Configuration are examples of two areas on which he has worked. Kevin is a backup mentor for the Cluster deployment with Juju Charm project.
|Cluster deployment with Juju Charm|
Richard Chapman - Contact Details
Richard has been with Lexis Nexis for 25+ years. He is the VP of Research and Development and the leader of the HPCC Systems development team. Richard wrote the code to create the HPCC Systems query cluster, aka ROXIE which stands for Richards Online XML Inquiry Engine. He was one of the original designers of ECL which was created as a data centric programming language for easily expressing problems involving large quantities of data.
Tim Humphrey - Contact Details
Tim has been with LexisNexis for 30+ years. His undergraduate degree is in mathematics and both his master’s and PhD work are in computer science. Until 2014, he worked as a research scientist but is now contributing to the Machine Learning Library and getting the HPCC System to perform well in a Cloud environment, like Amazon’s AWS.
Last year, Tim mentored a GSoC student working on a machine learning project. Find out about Sarthak Jain's project to add new statistics to the Linear and Logistic Regression Module. This year, Tim will help us to evaluate proposals again and he will also be a back up mentor for the machine mearning projects we are offering.
|Implement an approximate n-tile algorithm (ML)|
Dan Camper - Contact Details
Dan has been with LexisNexis since 2014 and is a Senior Architect in the Solutions Lab Group. He has worked for Apple and Dun & Bradstreet, and he ran his own custom programming shop for a decade. He's been writing software professionally for over 35 years and has worked on a myriad of systems, using lots of different programming languages.
He extended the ECL Std.Date library module to include time support and also authored the Kafka plugin, which makes him perfectly placed to offer support to anyone wanting to add an interface to ECL for another language or external data store.
Anthony Fishbeck - Contact Details
Anthony has been with LexisNexis for 15 years. He was the original architect of the ESP platform and ESDL interfaces, and has since worked on several HPCC components. He’s been adding JSON and REST support throughout the HPCC, and has begun work on abstracting Roxie’s protocol implementation and making them “pluggable”. He has an affinity for the implementation of standards and protocols, and is the lead mentor for adding “Internet of Things” protocols to Roxie.
Miguel Vazquez - Contact Details
Roger Dev - Contact Details
Roger is a Senior Architect working with John Holt on the Machine Learning Team. He joined HPCC Systems from CA Technologies. Roger has been involved in the implementation and utilization of machine learning and AI techniques for many years, and has over 20 patents in diverse areas of software technology.
Mark Kelly - Contact Details
Mark Kelly is a software architect, and has been with LexisNexis since 2013. He has many years of experience in High Performance Computing at several computer manufacturers, working on numerical math libraries, High Speed Interconnects, Message Passing libraries, Accelerators and application performance. Mark currently works on Thor and Roxie and some of the lower level librariesof the HPCC Systems platform that have to do with networking and performance.
Michael Gardner - Contact Details
Michael has been with the HPCC Systems Platform team since June 2014. His responsibilities revolve around the HPCC Platform init systems, administration scripts, and project builds. In addition to his work on the platform, Michael maintains and contributes to several HPCC Systems Java projects. His most recent undertakings include updating the Platform to leverage systemd, and migrating the HPCC wssql project from using antlr3 to antlr4.
|Provide SELinux Policies for the HPCC Systems platform installation on Linux platforms|
Russ Whitehead - Contact Details
Russ Whitehead (William) is an HPCC Software Architect and has a BS degree in Computer Science from University of Florida, and an MBA from the University of Miami. His background is operating systems development, network management and voice recognition, and he has been a LexisNexis employee and a platform team member since May 2008. His top responsibility is the HPCC security framework, which he has been contributing to since 2012.
|Implement low level column level security|
Jake Smith - Contact Details
Jake Smith is a Lead Architect at LexisNexis. He is one of the original HPCC Systems architects and has worked with the company for 20+ years. Jake is the lead developer of Thor, the HPCC Systems Data Refinery Cluster, as well as a number of the other core HPCC Systems components.
Rodrigo Pastrana - Contact Details
Rodrigo is a Software Architect with the HPCC Systems development team and has a B.S. and M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. He has been a member of LexisNexis Risk Solutions for ten years, and an active HPCC contributor for the last seven year. During this time his focus has been in the design and implementation of third party technology integration. Previously he worked with IBM on enterprise level mobile device applications, and voice recognition solutions.
Kevin Wilmoth - Contact Details
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David Miller - Contact Details
Bio coming soon
Arjuna Chala - Contact Details
Arjuna Chala is Sr. Director of Special Projects, HPCC Systems, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. With almost 20 years of experience in software design, Arjuna leads the development of next-generation big data capabilities including creating tools around exploratory data analysis, data integration, IoT and Blockchain. Arjuna strives to understand new technologies and bring innovative applications and design to the HPCC System platform.
Dedicated to development excellence, Arjuna served as a key member of the team to bring the HPCC Systems platform to the open source community. In his work with HPCC Systems community leaders and system integrator partners, Arjuna’s efforts have contributed to the spread of HPCC Systems technology into the enterprise domestically as well as the international markets of China, Brazil, Europe, and India.
Arjuna has a BS in Computer Science from RVCE, Bangalore University.
David de Hilster - Contact Details
David de Hilster is a Consulting Software Engineer who has a B.S. degree in Mathematics and a M.A. in Linguistics from The Ohio State University. His background is in natural language processing and is one of the co-authors of the computer language NLP++ including its IDE VisualText, and he has been a LexisNexis employee since December of 2015. His top responsibility is the ECL IDE which he has been contributing to since 2016.
|APIs for HPCC Systems Data Ingestion for Common Robot Sensors|
|Stuart Ort||No project assigned - Proposal Assessor|
|Flavio Villanustre||Proposal Assessor/Backup Org Admin|
|Trish McCall||Backup Org Admin|
|Edin Muharemagic||Machine Learning Library Projects - Proposal Assessor|
Machine Learning Library Projects - Proposal Assessor
|Dan Camper||Implement an IoT pluggable protocol for ROXIE|
|Mark Kelly||Port Roxie to a different UDP layer|
|Greg Panagiotatos||No project assigned - Proposal Assessor|
|Attila Vamos||System self health check|