Zhiru Zhang receives 2023 Amazon Research Award

Zhiru Zhang, associate professor in electrical and computer engineering receives a 2023 Amazon Research Award for his research titled "A Unified Approach to Tensor Graph Optimization". 

According to Amazon, "these awards provide unrestricted funds and AWS promotional credits to academic researchers investigating various research topics in multiple disciplines." Recipients have access to more than 300 Amazon public datasets, along with AWS AI/ML services and tools.

“Given that data is central to Amazon’s core businesses, I am excited by this opportunity to collaborate with universities on cutting-edge technologies for modern database systems,” said Doug Terry, vice president and distinguished scientist in AWS Database and AI Leadership. “These Amazon Research Awards allow us to support projects that have the potential for substantial advancement in important areas from correctness testing of SQL queries to new data models for generative AI applications.”

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