Mr. Amey Porobo Dharwadker
Achiever's Success Story
Amey Porobo Dharwadker - An Inspirational Leader Driving Innovation in the AI and ML Industry
Amey Porobo Dharwadker is a technical engineering leader with over a decade of experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). He works as a Machine Learning Technical Lead at Meta, where he leads the team responsible for developing cutting-edge ML algorithms to improve video recommendations for billions of users worldwide. As a prominent AI and ML expert, his contributions to the News Feed, Ads and Videos organizations at Facebook have been instrumental in driving a significant increase in user engagement and revenue for the company. He is an active researcher and has contributed to several international publications and patents in the fields of recommender systems and machine learning over the years. Amey has also mentored students, ML engineers, data scientists and early-stage companies through his involvement in hackathons, angel syndicates and startup accelerators. As a valuable member of the global ML community, he has served as a program committee member and reviewer for top-tier international conferences and has been a judge for renowned technology competitions.
Mr. Amey’s innovative ideas have led to the development of groundbreaking technologies that address some of the world’s most pressing issues. He filed an international patent for his Comment Moderation technology, which aims to increase user control and protect against online bullying and harassment on social media. He also made a significant impact by addressing conformity bias and systematically exploring user interests in recommender systems. Both these works were published at the prestigious ACM WebConf (WWW) conference, demonstrating the depth and specificity of his research. His expertise in AI is not only limited to tackling social problems. Amey led a team of engineers and scientists to solve the complex cold start problem in Facebook’s video recommendation system, resulting in incremental business value. His contributions to Facebook News Feed have been instrumental in revolutionizing the way billions of users discover and interact with relevant content on the platform. This has been recognized through the granting of a patent and positive media coverage. Amey holds a MS degree from Columbia University, specializing in computer vision and machine learning. Prior to that, he demonstrated his expertise in real-time image processing by developing computer vision based Advanced Driver Assistance System algorithms for the automotive industry.
Mr. Dharwadker is a respected leader in the AI and ML industry, known for his strong leadership skills and ability to steer large teams to success. He possesses an impressive ability to inspire the new generation of researchers and academics in the field. He has presented his work at various scientific conferences and served as a speaker at ML summits. His proficiency has earned him invitations to judge international tech awards and provide detailed insights and advice in prominent technology publications. Amey’s passion for advancing the field and helping others understand its complexities has made him a sought-after voice in the industry. His success is a testament to his dedication and expertise in AI and ML, and belief in their positive impact on the world.