Speaker: Ramki Ramakrishna

Staff Software Engineer @Twitter

Ramki Ramakrishna is a staff software engineer in the Infrastructure Engineering Division of Twitter. He is a member of the JVM team and of the Twitter Architecture Group. Ramki has worked with several generations of the JVM, at Sun and Oracle, before Twitter. He has been a committer and reviewer for the HotSpot group in OpenJDK. His principal contributions have been in the areas of performance analysis, tuning and adaptive optimization, parallel and concurrent garbage collection, and the synchronization infrastructure within the JVM. Before joining industry, Ramki worked at SUNY Stony Brook, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India, and Aalborg University in Denmark, dividing time between teaching and research into the formal verification of concurrent systems, using process algebras, temporal logics and automatic theorem-proving. Ramki holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in India.

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