Thank you for joining us at our first Science Hub Symposium!

December 10, 2021

Join us virtually to learn about the Science Hub – a new engagement between MIT and Amazon to facilitate collaboration and innovation through research, fellowships, and community building. Hear from MIT and Amazon’s leadership and science community as they share their perspectives and latest research in Robotics, Language and Video.

Time Event
10:00 am – 10:05 am Maria Zuber, MIT Vice President for Research
Introduction to the Science Hub
10:05 am – 10:20 am Aude Oliva, MIT Head of the Science Hub
10:20 am – 10:50 am Tye Brady, Chief Technologist, Amazon Robotics
Rohit Prasad, SVP & Head Scientist for Alexa
Lightning Talks with Researchers
10:50 am – 11:05 am BA Winston, Global Head of Digital Video, Playback and Delivery, Amazon Prime Video
11:05 am – 11:25 am Russ Tedrake, MIT – Mind and Hand: Towards large-scale dexterous manipulation
11:25 am – 11:45 am Nia Jetter, Senior Principal Technologist, Amazon Robotics AI
11:45 am – 12:05 pm Cynthia Breazeal, Associate Director, MIT Media Lab – Long-term Human-Robot interaction, Wellbeing and Responsible AI Design
12:05 pm – 12:25 pm Amazon Scholars and Visiting Academic Panel

    • Angelica Weiner (Moderator) – Senior Manager, Science Programs, Amazon
    • Alberto Abadie – Academic Research Consultant, Core AI, MIT
    • Yury Polyanskiy – Amazon Scholar, Core AI, MIT
    • Alexander Rakhlin – Amazon Scholar, Core AI, MIT
    • Anna Rumshisky – Amazon Visiting Academic, Alexa AI, UMass
MIT-Industry Collaborations
12:25 pm – 12:35 pm Karl Koster, MIT Executive Director of Corporate Relations