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Eddie Epstein

IBM Watson Group
Eddie Epstein is a development manager in the IBM Watson Group and committer on the Apache UIMA (tm) project. For the past 9 years he has been manager of the IBM team doing ongoing development of Apache UIMA. The team's current focus is facilitating UIMA-based processing on large compute clusters.

As part of the IBM Watson Jeopardy! Challenge project Eddie was responsible for scaling out Watson's computation over thousands of compute cores in order to achieve the speed needed to be competitive in a live Jeopardy! Game.

Earlier at IBM he contributed as a Research Staff Member and development manager to IBM's large vocabulary speech recognition technology.

Last external presentations were a Masterworks presentation at SC11, and a presentation at the High Performance Computing Linux for Financial Markets conference, also in 2011.