Senior Manager and Principal Scientist, Amazon ML Solutions Lab, Amazon Web Services
Dr. Priya Ponnapalli is a senior manager and principal scientist at the Amazon Machine Learning (ML) Solutions Lab, where she leads a global team that helps AWS customers accelerate their ML and cloud adoption across industries, from healthcare and finance to sports.
As leader for Amazon ML Solutions Lab’s sports business, she works with customers including the National Football League (NFL), Formula 1 (F1), Six Nations Rugby, and sports organizations worldwide to enhance the fan experience and transform sports using ML. Viewers love seeing her team’s work integrated into game broadcasts.
Previously, Ponnapalli was the founding data science lead at JPMorgan Chase, where she created the first implicit feedback recommender system for Chase Ultimate Rewards. Before that, as a senior software engineer on the machine learning team at Bloomberg L.P., she developed and deployed the first social media analytics tool in finance, Bloomberg Social Velocity.