Swami Sivasubramanian : Brief Bio

Swami is a Vice President in AWS in charge of running Amazon AI, core AI and ML organization in AWS. This page is not frequently updated, so for more up-to-date information on what I am up to, please checkout: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swaminathansivasubramanian. For more details on Amazon AI services – please see: https://aws.amazon.com/amazon-ai/ and https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/ai/

Previously, Swami worked as a General Manager of Amazon AI and leading all AI (and machine learning) initiatives within AWS.  Examples of some of the Amazon AI services I manage include Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Textract, Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Kendra, Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, and Amazon Rekognition. Prior to this, he was the GM for NoSQL Database services and Analytics in Amazon Web Services where he builds large scale cloud computing platforms and also manages different groups within AWS Database services. He also managed the Amazon DynamoDBElasticache, and bunch of other (yet to be launched) NoSQL/Big data initiatives.

Swami has built several large scale systems in the past. Some of the well known ones (that is externally visible) include Amazon DynamoAmazon CloudFrontAmazon RDSAmazon QuickSight, and Amazon SNS Mobile Push. He has also built other large scale systems that is used for building Amazon service infrastructure including its core distributed lock service infrastructure. He is also one of the main authors of Amazon Dynamo paper (along with Werner Vogels) that was published in SOSP 2007 and became the foundation of several other NoSQL stores.

Swami obtained his Ph.D. from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam from the Computer Systems Group headed by Andrew S. Tanenbaum and Maarten van Steen. Swami has authored more than 40 refereed journals and conference papers. He also holds more than 120 patents and has more than 20 pending patent applications.

He also serves in program committees of different ACM/USENIX/IEEE conferences, and also as guest editors for different IEEE/ACM magazines.