Amazon scientists and academics to field questions at STOC event

Researchers will discuss Amazon academic programs, Amazon Research Awards, internship opportunities, and the culture at Amazon.

Amazon scientists, including Amazon Scholars, will host a question-and-answer session from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. CEST (12:45 to 1:45 p.m. ET) on June 21 at the Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC).

The session provides an opportunity to ask Amazon researchers about the Amazon Scholar program, the Visiting Academics program, the Early Career Scientists program, and the newly launched Postdoctoral Science Program. Researchers will also answer questions about transitioning from academia to working at Amazon, Amazon Research Awards, internship opportunities, and the overall culture at Amazon.

The event, which will be both virtual and in-person, will feature:

  • AmirMahdi Ahmadinejad, applied scientist in Sponsored Products;
  • Shuchi Chawla, Amazon Scholar and a professor of computer science at the University of Texas at Austin;
  • Nikhil Devanur, principal applied scientist in Sponsored Products;
  • John Dunagan, senior principal scientist with Amazon Web Services;
  • Lihong Li, senior principal scientist with Amazon Ads;
  • Aaron Roth, Amazon Scholar and a professor of computer science at the University pf Pennsylvania;
  • Koushiki Sarkar, research scientist with Amazon Ads; and
  • Aravind Srinivasan, Amazon Scholar and distinguished university professor of computer science at the University of Maryland

The event will begin with an overview of the Amazon Scholar, Visiting Academics, and the Early Career Scientist/Postdoc programs, followed by the question-and-answer session. You can also submit questions ahead of time at the link below.

If you have a question for one of the participants, or about the programs or research at Amazon, please submit them via the link below.

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