Stephen Macke


Software Engineer @ Databricks

  stephen.macke [AT] databricks [DOT] com

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I'm a software engineer at Databricks, where I work on computational notebooks and other systems for AI and machine learning at scale. I was previously at Meta where I worked in a largely similar problem space. I graduated with a PhD from the Data and Information Systems laboratory at UIUC, where I was fortunate to be advised by Aditya Parameswaran. I also spent the last wonderful year of my PhD visiting the UC Berkeley RISELab.

My interests are around interactive computing, especially as applied to large-scale machine learning and and other analytics. I'm grateful to have had my graduate study funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.


  • PAPER Towards Scalable Dataframe Systems
    Devin Petersohn, Stephen Macke, Doris Xin, William Ma, Doris Jung-Lin Lee, Xiangxi Mo, Joesph Gonzalez, Anthony Joseph, Joseph Hellerstein, Aditya Parameswaran. 46th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 2020.