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Rohit Prasad
  • Industry

    Artificial Intelligence

  • Location

    Lexington, MA

  • Social Media
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Rohit Prasad

Senior Vice President and Head Scientist for Alexa, Amazon

BIOGRAPHY

Why a Tech Power Player?

For contributions to speech technology and artificial intelligence at an expanding tech giant.

Rohit Prasad is senior vice president and head scientist for Amazon Alexa. Prior to Amazon, he was deputy manager and senior director of the Speech, Language and Multimedia Business Unit at Raytheon BBN Technologies. Prasad has coauthored more than 100 scientific articles and holds several patents.

He earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, India.

CAREER MILESTONES

2016

Became Vice President and Head Scientist, Alexa Artificial Intelligence

2013

Joined Amazon; became Director of Machine Learning at Amazon Alexa

1999 - 2013

Started at BBN Technologies (acquired by Raytheon) as a staff scientist and rose to become Deputy Manager for Speech, Language, and Multimedia

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TECH POWER PLAYERS 50 | RANKED #10

Rohit Prasad

Senior Vice President and Head Scientist for Alexa, Amazon

Rohit Prasad
  • Industry

    Artificial Intelligence

  • Location

    Lexington, MA

  • Social Media

BIOGRAPHY

Why a Tech Power Player?

For contributions to speech technology and artificial intelligence at an expanding tech giant.

Rohit Prasad is senior vice president and head scientist for Amazon Alexa. Prior to Amazon, he was deputy manager and senior director of the Speech, Language and Multimedia Business Unit at Raytheon BBN Technologies. Prasad has coauthored more than 100 scientific articles and holds several patents.

He earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, India.

CAREER MILESTONES

2016

Became Vice President and Head Scientist, Alexa Artificial Intelligence

2013

Joined Amazon; became Director of Machine Learning at Amazon Alexa

1999 - 2013

Started at BBN Technologies (acquired by Raytheon) as a staff scientist and rose to become Deputy Manager for Speech, Language, and Multimedia

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