Anandkumar, Animashree

Principal Scientist, Deep Learning

    Anima joined AWS in November 2016, as Principal Scientist on Deep Learning. She is currently on leave from the EECS Department at UC Irvine, where she has been an associate professor since August 2010. Anima has earned several prestigious awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, and Young Investigator Research awards from the Army Research Office and the Air Force Office for Sponsored Research. Her research interests include large-scale machine learning, non-convex optimization, and high-dimensional statistics. In particular, she’s been spearheading the development and analysis of tensor algorithms.
    “My mission is to make machine learning accessible to everyone on the planet, and AWS is an awesome place to achieve that.” She went on to explain that she wants to remove the guesswork for launching large-scale machine learning jobs, so that you don’t have to be an expert in machine learning, application domains, or programming, especially because it’s humanly impossible for one person to have all these skill sets.