I now work on processing a pretty insane amount of videos. Previously, I had been soaking up SoCal's sunshine while incidentally obtaining my bachelors and masters degrees from UCSD / Earl Warren College. There, I learned to strive toward a life in balance. I was fortunate to work with my fantastic advisor - Arun Kumar on machine learning systems. I also worked at Amazon for a year, strengthening their ads exchange and ebook recommendation systems.
I am a system builder. My research interests lie in the intersection of machine learning and systems. Particularly, I am passionate about designing and building innovative data systems, data analytics systems, and machine learning systems.
Jul. 2021: Grouped ML paper accepted to VLDB 2021!
Towards an Optimized GROUP BY Abstraction for Large-Scale Machine Learning
Side Li and Arun Kumar
Cerebro: A Layered Data Platform for Scalable Deep Learning
Arun Kumar, Supun Nakandala, Yuhao Zhang, Side Li, Advitya Gemawat, and Kabir Nagrecha
SpeakQL: Towards Speech-driven Multimodal Querying of Structured Data
Vraj Shah, Side Li, Arun Kumar, and Lawrence Saul
Demonstration of SpeakQL: Speech-driven Multimodal Querying of Structured Data (demo)
Vraj Shah, Side Li, Kevin Yang, Arun Kumar, and Lawrence Saul
Enabling and Optimizing Non-linear Feature Interactions in Factorized Linear Algebra
Side Li, Lingjiao Chen, and Arun Kumar
A Novel Gateway for Visual Exploratory Analysis and Sharing of Survey Data (extended abstract)
The 11th Gateway Computing Environments Conference (2016)
Ilya Zaslavsky, Side Li, Stephan Lamont, David Valentine and Thomas Whitenack
I take some landscape pictures, and am still learning Photoshop. Follow me on instagram.
I'm an avid
science fiction reader (I started to read all sorts of things).