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Kanak Biscuitwala

Software Engineer
Kanak Biscuitwala is an Apache Helix committer and a software engineer in the LinkedIn Distributed Data Systems group. In his time with the Helix project, he has introduced several new algorithms and APIs touching nearly every component of the framework. His interests are in distributed systems, scalable algorithms, mobile computing, and generic system design. Previously, he was a graduate student at Stanford University working on leveraging the power of smartphones to build a secure, device-centric application platform for uses in journalism, finance, and social networking.
Kanak has previously given talks at various Silicon Valley companies including his employer, as well as at Stanford, and at various recent conferences: ONA 2012, NICAR 2013, and WWW 2013.