Vice President and Head Scientist
Rohit Prasad Vice President and Head Scientist, Amazon Alexa, where he leads research and development in speech recognition, natural language understanding, and machine learning technologies to enhance customer interactions with Amazon’s products and services. Prior to joining Amazon, Rohit was the Deputy Manager and Sr. Director for the Speech, Language, and Multimedia Business Unit at Raytheon BBN Technologies. In that role, he was directing U.S. Government sponsored research and development efforts in speech-to-speech translation, psychological health analytics, document image translation, and STEM learning. Rohit is a named author on over 100 scientific articles and holds several patents. He received his MS in Electrical Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and holds a BE in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, India.