CHANCE ACKLEY-SMITH

Senior Engineer @ Amazon

Chance is a Senior Engineer at Amazon, responsible for a Big Data analytics platform that is used across the company. His work focuses on problems in the areas of resource allocation, computer optimization, prioritization and scheduling, and data integration. He is interested in systems which can derive emergent, automated insights and actions from traditionally overwhelming volumes of data. Prior to joining Amazon in 2014, Chance worked for a bioinformatics company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he implemented cloud-based systems for organizing large genomic data sets and running distributed molecular thermodynamic simulations.