Amr Awadallah (born October 1, 1970) is an Egyptian-born American computer scientist, Silicon Valley entrepreneur known for co-founding Cloudera Inc., and a pioneer in the use of Apache Hadoop for data analysis. Amr is the CTO at Cloudera Inc.
He received his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1992 and 1995 respectively. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2007.
Amr Awadallah is a founder at Cloudera Inc serving as its Chief Technology Officer.Amr joined as Vice President of Product Intelligence Engineering at Yahoo! after they acquired his first startup, VivaSmart, in July, 2000. While he was at Yahoo! he ran one of the very first projects to use Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence.
Amr was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners before co-founding Cloudera in 2008.
- "The vMatrix: Equi-Ping Game Server Placement For Pre-Arranged First-Person-Shooter Multiplayer Matches" (PDF), Amr A. Awadallah and Mendel Rosenblum, The 4th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA 2006), Dubai/Sharjah, UAE, March 2006.
- "The vMatrix: Server Switching", Amr A. Awadallah and Mendel Rosenblum, IEEE 10th International Workshop on Future Trends in Distributed Computing Systems (IEEE FTDCS 2004), Suzhou, China, May 2004.
- "The vMatrix: A Network of Virtual Machine Monitors for Dynamic Content Distribution", Amr A. Awadallah and Mendel Rosenblum, 7th International Workshop on Web Content Caching and Distribution (WCW 2002), Boulder, Colorado, August 2002.
- "Analysis of a packet switch with memories running slower than the line-rate", Sundar Iyer, Amr A. Awadallah, and Nick McKeown, IEEE INFOCOM 2000, Tel-Aviv, Israel, March 2000.
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