[2017-Now] Manager, Machine Learning, Amazon.com

[2016-2017] Senior Machine Learning Scientist, Amazon.com

[2013-2016] Machine Learning Scientist, Amazon.com

[2012-2013] Postdoc, Laboratory for Information and Systems, MIT

[2008-2011] PhD, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

[2004-2007] MSc, Computer Science, University of Alberta

[1998-2003] BSc, Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology


    NIPS Workshop: Conversational AI - today's practice and tomorrow's potential

    MovieBot 9.0 Video
    Alexa - Conversation AI


        Harvard (Host: Finale Doshi)

        MIT Hackathon (Host: Lisa Tacoronte)

        Carnegie Mellon University (Host: Christopher Atkeson)

        Alexa Prize Seattle

        Alexa/AWS/Devices Home Products Networking Event (Amazon)
        MIT Spoken Language Systems (Host: Jim Glass)

        University of Pennsylvania (Host: João Sedoc)

        MIT Sloan School (Host: Jonathan Ruane)

        Data Insight Company in Boston



        Yale University (Host: Stephen Slade)

    Bloomberg Article: How to Get a Job on Amazon’s Alexa Team

    Amazon Dot and Amazon Tap were launched.


    Amazon Echo, non-exclusive launch.

    RLPy abstract was presented at RLDM 2015.

    Our RLPy framework paper got accepted at JMLR.


    Amazon Echo, the product I have been working on was launched.


    Our Tutorial on solving MDPs got accepted in the FTML Journal.

    Our RLPy framework paper got accepted at nips Workshop.

    Started as a Research Scientist at Amazon.com

    Our NIPS 2013 workshop got accepted.

    Our RLDM paper on Multimodel MDP modeling got accepted.

    Our RLDM paper on off-policy learning with feature expansion got accepted.

Alborz Geramifard