Academics at Amazon

We hire world-class academics as Amazon Scholars and Amazon Visiting Academics to work on large-scale technical challenges, while they continue to teach and conduct research at their universities. Learn more about our programs, and how to apply.
  • The program is designed for academics from universities around the globe who want to work on large-scale technical challenges while continuing to teach and conduct research at their universities.
  • The AVA program is aimed at pre-tenure to newly-tenured academics who seek to apply research methods to tackle complex technical challenges while continuing their university work.

Our academics

Meet some of our Scholars and Visiting Academics at Amazon.
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Academics discuss computer vision at Amazon | CVPR 2021 On now
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Academics discuss computer vision at Amazon | CVPR 2021
During the annual conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2021), Amazon Scholars and Amazon Visiting Academics held a panel discussion on computer vision at Amazon.
Thorsten Joachims
I love developing algorithms and building systems that work in every-day products. Being an Amazon Scholar allows me to do this at a scale far beyond my university role.
Thorsten Joachims, Professor of Computer Science/ML, Cornell University

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Amazon Scholar Aravind Srinivasan

Academics at Amazon

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