Joseph M. Hellerstein is a Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley, and the co-founder and CEO of Trifacta. Hellerstein’s work is in the broad area of data-centric systems and the way they drive computing.
Hellerstein serves on the technical advisory boards of a number of computing and Internet companies including EMC, SurveyMonkey, Captricity and GraphLab. From 2003-2005 he was Director of Intel Research, Berkeley, where he led research in networking and query processing for the Internet and for sensor networks. Hellerstein was also a co-founder of Cohera (now part of Oracle), where he served as Chief Scientist from 1998-2001.
Hellerstein is an ACM Fellow, and his research has been recognized by multiple awards including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, three ACM-SIGMOD “Test of Time” awards, VLDB Best Paper award, IBM Research Best Paper in Computer Science, NSF CAREER, NASA New Investigator, and an Okawa Foundation Fellowship. In 2010, Fortune Magazine included him in their list of 50 smartest people in technology. MIT’s Technology Review included his work on cloud programming on their 2010 TR10 list of the 10 most important emerging technologies; in 1999 he was on their inaugural TR100 list of young innovators.