Xiangrui Meng is a software engineer at Databricks. His main interests center around developing and implementing scalable algorithms for scientific applications. He has been actively involved in the development of Spark MLlib since he joined. Before Databricks, he worked as an applied research engineer at LinkedIn, where he was the main developer of an offline machine learning framework in Hadoop MapReduce. His thesis work at Stanford is on randomized algorithms for large-scale linear regression.