About

Our vision is a vibrant science hub that catalyzes collaborations combining curiosity-driven and applied research.

Located in one of the most diverse cities on the planet, our inclusive teams will solve challenging societal and technical problems.

By building on the collective deep and broad strengths of UCLA and Amazon, we will go beyond what each party could do alone.

Our ideas will be bold and ambitious, span from foundational to practical research, and lead to solutions that are meaningful for the global and technical ecosystem.

We will develop talent, train future leaders, and build technology that will accelerate the positive impact of artificial intelligence.

Our efforts will have broad participation and reflect our shared values of excellence, equity, openness, and integrity.

Royce Hall, Shapiro fountain in foreground

Leadership

Jens Palsberg

Jens Palsberg

Science Hub Director (UCLA)

Professor of Computer Science, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Pietro Perona

Pietro Perona

Amazon Liaison (Amazon)

Amazon Fellow for AWS Deep Learning

Abeer Alwan

Abeer Alwan

Advisory Group Member (UCLA)

Professor and Vice Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, UCLA Samueli

Eleazar Eskin

Eleazar Eskin

Advisory Group Member (UCLA)

Chair and Professor of the Computational Medicine Department — UCLA Samueli and The David Geffen School of Medicine

Katrin Kirchhoff

Katrin Kirchhoff

Advisory Group Member (Amazon)

Director of Applied Science

Darnell Moore

Darnell Moore

Administration Partner (Amazon)

Hubs Program Manager