With more than 13 years experience as a core database engineer, George Wang joins Ahana as co-founder and principal engineer. Most recently, as a senior software engineer, George built numerous key features and innovations to support a high throughput and low-latency compute engine for AnalyticDB, a Presto-based cloud service at Alibaba. He was a member of the Presto Foundation Outreach Committee while at Alibaba. Prior to that, George was a staff software engineer at IBM for over 10 years where he developed multiple features and enhancements on DB2 for z/OS. George holds an M.S. in Software Engineering from San Jose State University and B.S. in Computer Science and E.E. from UCLA.