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Kelly Hammond

Intel Corporation
Sr. Director of Engineering
Kelly Hammond is a senior director of engineering at Intel, and leads System Middleware Platform Software (SMPS) where she is responsible for optimizing big data solutions on the Intel® architecture platform, Linux OS system performance and benchmarking, and edge applications. Her teams work with many open source communities from Spark and Hadoop to OS libraries to the Robot Operating System project. The software spans Intel's a wide range of Intel's products, from Xeon to Atom to persistent memory solutions. Prior to her current role, she has led teams developing products within Intel ranging from Android phones, the first Ultrabook sensor systems, and pathfinding work with reinforcement learning for thermal solutions. She has a master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in system design and management, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington. Prior to Intel, she worked at Northrup Grumman as a program manager and systems engineer for radars and satellite navigation systems.