Ted Dunning is Chief Application Architect at MapR Technologies and committer and PMC member for the Apache Mahout project. He contributing to the Mahout clustering, classification and matrix decomposition algorithms. He was the chief architect behind the MusicMatch (now Yahoo Music) and Veoh recommendation systems, and built fraud detection systems for ID Analytics.
Ellen Friedman is an experienced writer with a doctorate in biochemistry. In addition to a research career, she has written on a wide range of scientific and technical topics including molecular biology, medicine and earth science.