Founder & CEO, Scaled Inference
Before founding Scaled Inference, Olcan was an engineer in Google Brain, where he worked on efficient inference methods for general-purpose statistical models and task-specific adaptations that can utilize deep learning. Early on at Google Olcan led several core platform projects that now power virtually all major Google services including Web Search. He later developed the on-demand statistical analysis system that powers Google Trends and subsequently spent many years working on web-scale statistical inference systems at Google Research while also studying AI at Stanford (MS) and UC Berkeley (PhD). Prior to joining Google, Olcan built a popular (10M+ pageviews/month) music search engine and a web analytics platform as side projects during his undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated valedictorian with a BS in Computer Science. Olcan is also an avid tennis player who rates himself “a solid 4.0-4.5” on the NTRP scale.