Faisal Siddiqi has built and leads the Machine Learning Platform org at Netflix, responsible for accelerating the impact of all ML practice including personalized recommendations, growth, studio, content, streaming, and systems applications. This ML Platform provides opinionated, flexible, and scalable solutions to help research scientists and engineers be productive with all stages of the ML lifecycle from early exploration through productization. Prior to joining Netflix in 2015, Faisal led the initial platform engineering team at Conviva, a streaming-media quality-of-experience startup. Early career work included network performance and distributed systems domains, as well as an entrepreneurial stint at a grad-school dorm startup. Faisal has an MSEE from Stanford University. Originally from India, Faisal has called the SF Bay Area home since 1998. In his free time, he likes to paint oil landscapes, but stands no chance against DALL-E-2, Midjourney and their ilk.
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