Christopher Olston is a staff research scientist at Google, working on infrastructure for "big AI". He previously worked at Yahoo! (principal research scientist) and Carnegie Mellon (assistant professor). He holds computer science degrees from Stanford (2003 Ph.D., M.S.; funded by NSF and Stanford fellowships) and UC Berkeley (B.S. with highest honors). At Yahoo, Olston co-created Apache Pig, which is used for large-scale data processing by LinkedIn, Netflix, Salesforce, Twitter, Yahoo and others, and is offered by Amazon as a cloud service. Olston gave the 2011 Symposium on Cloud Computing keynote, and won the 2009 SIGMOD best paper award. During his flirtation with academia, Olston taught undergrad and grad courses at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon and Stanford, and signed several Ph.D. dissertations.