Harry Xu is the founding CEO of breezeml.ai, a startup company that focuses on developing infrastructure support to democratize AI/ML. Harry is a computer science professor at UCLA, with an interest in computer systems, including operating systems, distributed systems, ML systems, compilers, and programming languages. He leads teams that have developed a range of techniques that can improve performance and scalability for data analytics and machine learning tasks by leveraging insights from a range of disciplines. Harry worked at Microsoft Research as a Visiting Researcher in 2017, where he created and led the development of a project that aims to build an optimizing compiler for multi-lingual data analytical pipelines, and, in particular, Microsoft’s Scope/Cosmos. He worked at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center as a Co-op/intern from 2008 to 2011 where I led the development of a series of runtime bloat detection tools. The Yak GC his group developed for big data applications is used (after a reimplementation) in Huawei to power its telecommunication applications.Harry was awarded the 2018 Dahl-Nygaard Junior Prize, which recognizes researchers that have made significant contributions to the field of object orientation.