David Tompkins

Senior Principal Scientist and Lab Director, Research Engineering and Design Lab

San Jose

I am a researcher and engineer with extensive experience with large-scale distributed systems and diverse web and mobile applications. I have managed teams of many sizes from small groups to mid-size organizations spanning multiple geographies.

My current research interests include systems for large scale machine learning and inference, hardware acceleration of software systems, and reinforcement learning systems for exploit detection in security contexts. I currently lead compute and data platforms for Adobe Research in support of large-scale AI/ML research projects, and I also run the Research Engineering and Design Lab for Adobe Research, which spans San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle, Utah, and New York.


Exploring GPU Acceleration of Apache Spark

Manzi, D., Tompkins, D. (Apr. 4, 2016)

2016 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E)

Performance Study of Spindle, A Web Analytics Query Engine Implemented in Apache Spark

Amos, B., Tompkins, D. (Dec. 18, 2014)

2014 IEEE 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom)