Marwan Mattar

Director in San Francisco, California

My career spans 20+ years working in academia and industry across both research and product development. A few highlights:

  • Built multiple AI/ML research and product teams
  • Launched several new products
  • Published 10+ research papers
  • Awarded 15+ patents
  • Organized two academic workshops at top conferences

From December 2021 to January 2023, I was the Director of AI/ML Infrastructure at Scale AI. My team managed all AI/ML infra products for model training, inference and monitoring.

Prior to Scale AI, I was a Senior Manager of Machine Learning at Unity Technologies (2018 - 2021) where I led product, engineering and research for the AI-powered Game Services group. This included the popular Unity ML-Agents Toolkit.

Prior to Unity, I was a Tech Lead at Electronic Arts within the Intelligent Systems Group (2014 - 2017) where I focused on machine learning and optimization. My work contributed to several games including FIFA, Battlefield, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and FIFA Mobile.

I also completed three engineering and research internships (2010, 2011, 2012) at Google NYC. Specifically worked on improving search for Google Maps and Google Shopping.

I received my BS, MS, and PhD computer science degrees from UMass Amherst in 2005, 2008, and 2013, respectively. My PhD research focused on extending joint alignment algorithms using unsupervised feature learning (convolutional RBMs) and explicit clustering with nonparametric Bayesian techniques (Dirichlet processes).

  • Education
    • University of Massachusetts Amherst