Mr.Amey Dharwadker was conferred the award for his outstanding innovation in the domain of large-scale video recommendations, benefiting over 440 million Indians per day.
Bangalore, 18th December 2023: Amey Dharwadker, was honored with the Youth Engineering Icon of the Year Award 2023 by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India, a global engineering body at the forefront of innovation, advocating and leading technology usage for positive social impact for his extraordinary recommendations in the field of large-scale video, positively impacting the daily lives of over 440 million Indians.
Dharwadker’ is currently working at Meta as an engineering lead. His key projects involve supporting the Watch Ranking Machine Learning team working on Video Recommendations. His pioneering research in mitigating bias and exploring user interests in billion-scale online recommender systems holds immense significance in promoting fairness and shaping industry standards in the field of artificial intelligence. He has also shown an unwavering commitment to nurturing the next generation of engineers through his active participation in top-tier global AI conferences, as well as his mentorship and support for Indian AI startups.
“The IET India Youth Engineering Icon of the Year Award is not just a platform to recognise exceptional engineering efforts, but to encourage and inspire a new generation to champion technology adoption for social impact. This year, we received exceptional entries across domains, each showcasing remarkable innovation and creativity in the adoption of emerging technologies. But the winner definitely stood out. We eagerly anticipate his future contributions to the continually evolving engineering landscape.” said Mr. Shekhar Sanyal, country director, IET India
The IET India Youth Engineering Icon of the Year award recognises the remarkable contributions of an individual under the age of 35 within the realm of Indian engineering. It is 1 of the 7 categories under the IET India awards that aim to motivate India’s large and rapidly expanding engineering talent to apply cutting-edge technologies to tackle world issues. Now in their third edition, the awards received a large number of entries from individuals and organizations across the country. The next edition of the awards will be announced in May 2024, and further details will be available on IET India’s official website and social media handles.