Tim Kraska is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), where he co-leads the Data Systems Group and is part of the Systems Community of Research (CoR). He is also the Founding Co-Director of MIT Data System and AI Lab (DSAIL) and co-founder of Einblick Analytics Inc, an MIT/Brown spin-off. His research is focused on dramatically increasing the efficiency of data-intensive systems and democratizing data science through machine learning (ML). His specific interests include ML-enhanced data structures and algorithms, systems for interactive data exploration and model building, transaction processing over high-speed networks, infrastructure for rack-scale analytics and machine learning, and hybrid human-machine data management systems. Tim spent several years as a Visiting Researcher at Google, where he worked with the with the MLX and Brain teams to pioneer the concept of learned index structures. Tim is a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in computer science and his awards include a VLDB Early Career Research Contribution Award, a NSF CAREER Award, the 2017 VMware Systems Research Award, an Air Force Young Investigator award and several best papers and demo awards at SIGMOD, VLDB, and ICDE.