2022 Amazon Fellows

The Science Hub advisory group selected 13 Amazon Fellows for 2022 out of 44 nominations. The fellows are PhD students in the departments of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and bioengineering in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.

Sanae Amani Geshnigani
Sanae Amani Geshnigani

Advisor: Lin Yang

Electrical and Computer Engineering

I develop bandit and reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms for safety-critical decision-making, online advertising, multi-agent and lifelong systems. More specifically, I have worked on bandits in both single-agent and distributed multi-agent settings, safe and lifelong RL with function approximation, and multinomial logistic regression bandits with applications in online advertising.

Contact me

My website

Kewei Cheng
Kewei Cheng

Advisor: Yizhou Sun

Computer Science

My research interest mainly focuses on graph learning and machine learning in general with a particular interest in neural-symbolic knowledge graph reasoning.

Contact me

My website

Zi-Yi Dou
Zi-Yi Dou

Advisor: Nanyun (Violet) Peng

Computer Science

I am interested in connecting language to perception and action. In particular, I have worked on learning vision-and-language representations through pre-training and how embodied agents can utilize the learned representations for downstream tasks.

Contact me

My website

Kai Fukami
Kai Fukami

Advisor: Prof. Kunihiko Taira

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

My research interest focuses on developing physics-inspired data-driven techniques for turbulent flow analyses, leveraging computational fluid dynamics, super/unsupervised machine learning, and complex network theory.

Contact me

My website

Luzhe Huang
Luzhe Huang

Advisor: Aydogan Ozcan

Electrical and Computer Engineering

I’m devoted to building advanced computational and microscopy imaging technologies using disciplinary knowledge in AI and optics. I also aim to investigate more robust, generalizable and interpretable DL models.

Contact me

My website

Alexander Johnson
Alexander Johnson

Advisor: Abeer Alwan

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Inclusive speech technology for low-resource dialects and populations including automatic speech recognition for African American English and children’s speech.

Contact me

My LinkedIn profile

Tung Nguyen
Tung Nguyen

Advisor: Aditya Grover

Computer Science

My research interest lies in the intersection of sequence modeling, uncertainty quantification, and decision making. I am also interested in grounding my foundational research in applications to sustainability development, especially tackling climate change.

Contact me

My website

Alexander Schperberg
Alexander Schperberg

Advisor: Dennis Hong

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

I formulate software architectures which combines traditional control schemes with vision and machine-learning towards making robots safer and easier to use. Recently, I have been working on auto-tuning methods to self-calibrate low-level controllers and high-level planning algorithms for stable and energy efficient motion planning of legged, aerial, and wheeled robots.

Contact me

My website

Zhouxing Shi
Zhouxing Shi

Advisor: Cho-Jui Hsieh

Computer Science

I am interested in trustworthy machine learning, including evaluating and verifying the robustness of machine learning models, and training robust models.

Contact me

My website

Zhaoqiang Wang
Zhaoqiang Wang

Advisor: Liang Gao

Bioengineering

My research interest lies in optical systems and computational imaging. Currently, I am focusing on high-speed 3D microscopy with machine learning to address the transient volumetric biological process (e.g. blood blow, neural signals)

Contact me

My LinkedIn profile

Yu Yang
Yu Yang

Advisor: Baharan Mirzasoleiman

Computer Science

My research primarily focuses on understanding and improving the efficiency and accountability of machine learning. In particular, I am developing scalable methods to improve the in- and out-of-distribution generalization performance of the models, as well as their robustness against spurious correlations and malicious examples.

Contact me

My website

Da Yin
Da Yin

Advisor: Kai-Wei Chang

Computer Science

My research interest is knowledge acquisition and building knowledge-enhanced AI models. Currently, I am focusing on evaluating geographical inclusivity of AI models and enhancing it with knowledge.

Contact me

My website

Zhe Zeng
Zhe Zeng

Advisor: Guy Van den Broeck

Computer Science

I am interested in enabling machine learning systems to efficiently and reliably learn and infer from noisy, structured, and mixed discrete-continuous data. I approach this goal using probabilistic modeling, statistical relational learning, approximate inference, and formal methods.

Contact me

My website