Funded by Amazon and hosted at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, the UCLA Science Hub was launched last October, marking Amazon’s first such alliance with a public university. The hub was created to facilitate synthesis between industry and academic research on artificial intelligence to address society’s most pressing challenges and develop solutions that will ultimately benefit humanity.
Twelve fellows were selected from a pool of 25 UCLA Samueli doctoral students, and six research projects were chosen from 55 proposals by UCLA professors.
“I’m thrilled to see the hub’s mission, to harness the power of AI for the betterment of humanity, be realized through collaborations between UCLA faculty, graduate students, and Amazon scientists.” , said Jens, faculty director of the UCLA Science Hub and professor of computer science. Palsberg. “Together, we will innovate by addressing the societal impact of AI and find real technological solutions to improve humanity.”
Amazon Scholars — doctoral students in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and aerospace engineering — will each receive up to two-quarters of the funding during the academic year to pursue independent research projects. They will also be invited to apply for an internship at Amazon.
The Inaugural Cohort of Amazon UCLA Science Hub for Humanity and Artificial Intelligence Fellows and their research interests include: