Center Initiatives

Amazon and UCLA created the Science Hub for Humanity and Artificial Intelligence in 2021 to further the research and education objectives of both parties. The Science Hub will support doctoral students and research projects, particularly collaborations of Amazon scientists and UCLA faculty and students. The Science Hub will also host research symposiums, workshops, and training events.

UCLA Bruin Statue
Bruin Walk, with the Kerckhoff Hall tower in the background

Research Projects

Every year, the Science Hub will invite UCLA faculty to submit proposals for sponsored research projects and gift-funded research projects, which may involve direct collaboration with Amazon researchers. All submitted proposals will be considered for both categories. The Science Hub funding for a research project can support post-doctoral researchers, Ph.D. students, research staff, and other UCLA students.

Doctoral Student Fellowships

Every year, the Science Hub will invite UCLA faculty to submit nominations for doctoral student fellows. The fellowships will provide each selected UCLA Samueli doctoral graduate student with funding to pursue independent research projects. In addition, the fellows will be invited to take part in paid summer internships at Amazon, gaining valuable industry insights and experience through direct engagement with Amazon researchers. The students awarded the fellowships will be known as Amazon Fellows.

Outreach and Training

Every year, the Science Hub will support and host community and outreach activities. Those activities will include a research symposium open to the public for knowledge dissemination, a workshop for facilitating new networking and collaboration between UCLA and Amazon researchers, a workshop for sharing research results of funded projects, and graduate student training and recruiting events.

Royce Hall and downtown L.A.