The UT Austin-Amazon Science Hub, launched in 2023, is a world-class partnership dedicated to advancing research in a variety of areas including information retrieval, machine learning and robotics. Together, we create an environment for local, regional, national and international participants to accelerate the advancement of science and solve challenges of societal and real-world impact.

Our Pillars of Collaboration

By fostering collaboration between students, faculty and Amazon partners, we create an environment for participants to accelerate scientific knowledge and solve big challenges facing society. The UT Austin-Amazon Science Hub is built around three collaborative pillars:

Board of Advisors

Our advisory board is comprised of representatives from both UT and Amazon. Together, they provide the strategic direction and governance of the Hub.

Al Bovik (Director)

Professor, Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and UT Austin-Amazon Science Hub Director

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Sujay Sanghavi (Associate Director)

Science Hub Associate Director; Associate Professor, Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Matt Lease (Board)

Professor, School of Information

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Adam Klivans (Board)

Professor, Computer Science Department in the College of Natural Science

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Adam Fineberg (Board)

Senior Principal Engineer, Consumer Robotics at Amazon

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Vishy Vishwanathan (Board)

Senior Principal, Research Science, Search at Amazon

Yongjun Wu (Board)

Senior Principal SDE, Prime Video at Amazon

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Lainey Cie Corliss (Member)

Science Hub Alliance Manager; Director of Industry Engagement at the Cockrell School of Engineering

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