Rafal Kuklinski

Amazon
Director, Text-to-Speech

Rafal Kuklinski is a Director at Amazon leading the Text-to-Speech technology team and the Managing Director of the Amazon Development Center in Poland. Rafal has been with Amazon for almost 8 years working on speech synthesis systems that power a wide range of Amazon products and services, including Amazon Fire tablets, Kindle Readers, Amazon Alexa and an AWS TTS service Amazon Polly. He works on application of Deep Learning and signal processing techniques for prosody modeling of Speech Synthesis and Natural Language Processing. Prior to Amazon, Rafal held a variety of technical and leadership positions at companies such as General Electric and Lufthansa, working on technologies ranging from flight planning systems to video compression and analysis systems.