Ken AshcraftKen Ashcraft Principal Software Engineer and Head of Data Platform

Research Focus

I lead a software engineering team that works closely with computational biologists, machine learning experts, and scientists to create and maintain a platform to derive insights from data. The team works on a data warehouse for a wide variety of biological data, and we build tools for data processing and visualization, machine learning, and natural language processing.

Prior to joining Calico, I worked at Google as a software engineer for over 12 years. I focused on developer infrastructure, co-founding Google App Engine and Cloud SQL. I also contributed to Bigtable and other infrastructure projects.