Established in 2016 with a gift of $1,000,000 from Turi, Inc.
Carlos Guestrin joined the University of Washington faculty in 2012 as the Amazon Professor of Machine Learning. His GraphLab software is an open source, graph-based, high performance, distributed computation framework, written in C++. While GraphLab was originally developed for Machine Learning tasks, it has found great success at a broad range of other data-mining tasks, out-performing other abstractions by orders of magnitude.
In 2013, Carlos founded GraphLab Inc. to expand development support of the GraphLab open source project. The startup raised a $6.75M Series A from Madrona Venture Group and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), and an $18.5M Series B from Vulcan Capital and Opus Capital with participation from Madrona and NEA, meanwhile changing its name to Dato and then to Turi. In 2016, Turi was acquired by Apple Inc. for $200,000,000.
This professorship was created in Carlos's honor by the Board of Directors of Turi at the time of the Apple acquisition.
Holders of the Guestrin Professorship in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Kevin Jamieson, 2018-2022 (held as a Career Development Professorship)
Additional information is available on the blog post announcing the establishment of the professorship.