Juan A. Colmenares

e-mail: juancol [at] eecs [dot] berkeley [dot] edu

Welcome to my personal page.

I am a staff software engineer at LinkedIn. I currently work on a new distributed graph database for LinkedIn's Economic Graph, designed to serve declarative queries at high throughput and with low latency.

From 2012 to 2018, I was a researcher at Samsung Research America (SRA) and the tech lead of the Smart Systems Team since 2016. In 2013, I was an industrial researcher for Samsung in the Ubiquitous Swarm Lab at UC Berkeley. Previously, I was a post-doctoral scholar in the UC Berkeley's Parallel Computing Laboratory (Par Lab), working with Prof. John D. Kubiatowicz, Prof. Krste Asanović, and Prof. David Wessel.

I completed my Ph.D. in the EECS Department at UC Irvine, where I had the privilege of working under the supervision of Prof. Kwang-Hae (Kane) Kim. Before doing my Ph.D., I was a faculty member in the Engineering School's Applied Computing Institute at the University of Zulia, in Venezuela. I served as its director in 2003-2004.

My CV is here (outdated, of course).


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Last update: January 2020.