Ellen Friedman, co-author, Mahout in Action
Ellen Friedman
co-author, Mahout in Action

Ellen Friedman is a committer for the open source Apache Mahout project and a contributer for the Apache Drill project. She works as a consultant in big data and scientific projects and writes about big data, including being co-author of the book Mahout in Action and the white paper Practical Machine Learning: Innovations in Recommendation. With a PhD in biochemistry, she has years of experience as a research scientist and has written about a variety of other technical topics including molecular biology, medicine and oceanography. Ellen is also co-author of a book of magic themed cartoons, A Rabbit Under the Hat.