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Stefano Soatto

Stefano Soatto
Vice President of Applied Science
Amazon Web Services

Stefano Soatto is the vice president of applied science for Amazon Web Services (AWS) AI, where he leads the AI Labs that enables and supports artificial intelligence applications at AWS. These include applications for natural language understanding (Amazon Comprehend), search (Amazon Kendra), forecasting (Amazon Forecast), computer vision (Recognition), intelligent document processing (Amazon Textract), conversational AI (Amazon Lex), personalization and recommendation (Amazon Personalize), automatic speech recognition (Amazon Transcribe) and translation (Amazon Translate) and industrial AI (Lookout for Vision, Lookout for Equipment).

A computer science professor at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, Soatto is currently on leave. His research interests are in computer vision, machine learning and robotics.  

Soatto received his Ph.D. in control and dynamical systems from the California Institute of Technology in 1996 and a D.Ing. degree (with highest honors) from the University of Padova, Italy in 1992.

Prior to joining UCLA in 2000, Soatto served as an assistant professor and then an associate professor of electrical and biomedical engineering at Washington University. He was also a research associate in applied sciences at Harvard University. From 1995 to 1998, Soatto was a researcher in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Udine, Italy.