Swami Sivasubramanian : Brief Bio
Swami Sivasubramanian works 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 Lex, Polly, and Rekognition (in addition to AML). 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 manages the Amazon DynamoDB, Elasticache, 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 Dynamo, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon RDS, Amazon 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.