ACM Queue Video Portrait: Kate Matsudaira

June 6, 2013

In this latest video interview conducted by ACM Queue, the popular practitioner website, Kate Matsudaira discusses key architectural choices in the design of systems and data partitioning. The series features today's leading computing innovators who are also members of ACM.

Matsudaira has just recently made a foray into novel territory as founder of her own company Pop Forms. Prior to that, she worked in engineering leadership roles at companies such as Decide, SEOmoz, and Amazon. Her technical experience spans a wealth of areas, but she has consistently been involved with the construction of high performance distributed systems and systems addressing data collection and analysis. Kate is also well known for her blog on which she deals with issues in leadership and management. In this video, she discusses her experience in building and scaling out systems that collect and analyze large volumes of data. She covers key architectural choices in the design of these systems, delving into data partitioning in particular.

Matsudaira discusses the many real–world scenarios in which data science can help users extract the information they need that's in nontraditional formats, such as Twitter feeds.