Abhishek Verma received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012. His thesis focussed on performance modeling of MapReduce environments. After that, he worked on Borg at Google till 2014. Later he worked on designing and implementing a scheduler to run Cassandra on Mesos at Uber till 2017. His current focus is on using machine learning to optimize resource and infrastructure allocation.