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Dima Rekesh

Lecturer

Focus

Deep Learning, Internet of Things, Cloud, Edge

Biography

Dima is a Senior Distinguished Engineer with the United Healthcare Group.  He works on technology strategy with an emphasis on Deep Learning, Internet of Things, Edge and Cloud Compute.

Prior to UHG, Dima spent 20 years with IBM, where he was Distinguished Engineer.  He was involved in a wide variety of innovation and emerging technology projects related to Analytics, Cloud and Edge.  He was key contributor to IBM’s Blue Horizon (http://bluehorizon.network) initiative, which manages workloads across large Cloud machines such as the IBM Minsky and as small as Raspberry Pi Zero and supports x86, ARM, Power and GPU processors.  Over the years, Dima built large scale OpenStack clouds, created large scale Cloud Genomic processing pipelines, was Lead Architect of IBM’s Intranet Portal, contributed to the National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project (ancestry of human migration), implemented early Social Networking Expertise Location systems, and worked on stability and performance of Enterprise systems  for large IBM customers in Latin America.

Dima is a scientist by training. He attended Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, where he worked as a computational chemist, and his M.S. thesis was "Modeling Parallel DNA strands". He completed his Ph.D. in Physics at the Arizona State University where he worked on molecular modeling as well as Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) of DNA. He also received his MBA at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Current Research

  • Deep Learning
  • End to End applications deployed on the Edge and in the Cloud
  • Internet of Things
  • Video and Streams Processing
  • Blockchain

Other Interests

Running & biking!

Education

MBA, 2006
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Ph.D. Physics, 1996
Arizona State University

M.S. Physics, Applied Mathematics, 1992
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (PhysTech)

 

Last updated:

November 23, 2017