Yupeng Fu is a software engineer at Alluxio and a PMC member of the Alluxio open source project. Previously, Yupeng worked at Palantir, where he led the efforts to build the company’s storage solution. Yupeng holds a BS and an MS from Tsinghua University and has completed coursework toward a PhD at UCSD.
Rong Gu is a research assistant professor at Nanjing University as well as an Alluxio PMC member and maintainer, where he worked on Alluxio’s performance evaluation framework, Alluxio-Perf, Alluxio ecosystem exploration, and documentation development, and an Apache Spark contributor. Rong has also worked to bridge Spark and Alluxio, contributing the OFF_HEAP storage level feature in to Spark 1.0, which allows Spark users to persist RDDs directly into Alluxio. Rong has been invited to share his work at many technical conferences, such as Spark Summit China, InfoQ Club, and Spark Meetup. He is the organizer of the Nanjing Big Data Technology meetup. He is the first author of 10 papers published in TPDS, JPDC, IPDPS, and IEEE Big Data and the author of several chapters in Understanding Big Data: Big Data Processing and Programming and Hadoop in Practice: Open the Shortcut to the Cloud Computing. Rong holds a PhD in computer science from Nanjing University. Over the last three years, he has held internships at several technology companies, including Microsoft, Intel, Baidu, and Transwarp.
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