Introducing the
UT Austin-Amazon Science Hub

The five-year partnership hopes to leverage the collective strengths of both organizations and create an innovative environment for participants from local, regional, national, and international communities to accelerate the advancement of science and jointly solve challenges of societal and real-world impact.


The UT Austin-Amazon Science Hub has three collaborative pillars:

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Call for Research Proposals (download)

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News and Events

Amazon Teams Up With UT To Establish New Science Hub

The UT Austin-Amazon Science Hub is the sixth such alliance between the tech company and a leading university. It aims to advance research that prompts new discoveries and addresses significant challenges while creating solutions that benefit society. This will be achieved by fostering collaboration among faculty members and students along with the development of a diverse and sustainable pipeline of research talent.

Prime Time 2023

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Thank you for joining us on the Forty Acres to celebrate the launch of this partnership.

Science Hub Symposium on Cloud Computing

The UT Austin-Amazon Science Hub hosts technical talks, poster presentations and roundtable discussions with leading cloud computing researchers at UT Austin and Amazon.

Science Hub Symposium on AI & Foundation Models

The UT Austin-Amazon Science Hub hosts technical talks, poster presentations and roundtable discussions with leading AI researchers at UT Austin and Amazon.

Advisory Board

Responsibility for the strategic direction and governance of the Hub is handled by an Advisory Board composed of representatives from UT and Amazon.

Al Bovik, Director of UT Austin-Amazon Science Hub

Al Bovik (Director)

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

Bovik is a pioneer in streaming video technology whose work has been honored twice with Emmy Awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Sujay Sanghavi, Associate Director of UT Austin-Amazon Science Hub

Sujay Sanghavi (Associate Director)

Science Hub associate director; associate professor, Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sanghavi joined Texas ECE in July 2009. His research interests lie at the intersection of two central challenges in modern systems: large-scale networking and high-dimensional data analysis, with a focus on algorithm design and evaluation. He received the NSF CAREER award in January 2010.

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Matt Lease, Professor at UT Austin School of Information

Matt Lease (Board)

Professor, School of Information

Lease is the founder and leader of UT Austin's Good Systems program, an eight-year, university-wide challenge to design responsible AI technologies.

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Adam Klivans, Professor of Computer Science at UT Austin

Adam Klivans (Board)

Professor, Computer Science Department at the College of Natural Sciences

Klivans leads the new National Science Foundation AI Institute for Foundations.

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Adam Fineberg, Sr. Principal Engineer at Amazon

Adam Fineberg (Board)

Sr. Principal Engineer, Consumer Robotics at Amazon


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Vishy Vishwanathan, Sr. Principal Research Science at Amazon

Vishy Vishwanathan (Board)

Sr. Principal, Research Science, Search at Amazon


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Yongjun Wu, Sr. Principal SDE at Amazon Prime Video

Yongjun Wu (Board)

Sr. Principal SDE, Prime Video at Amazon


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Lainey Corliss, Science Hub Alliance Manager

Lainey Cie Corliss (Member)

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


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