Wendy Ju, Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and in the Information Science field at Cornell University, recently received an Amazon Research Award (ARA) for her proposal, “Enabling Machines to Recognize and Repair Errors in Interaction.” The award gives $70,000 in funding to Ju’s team, as well as an additional $20,000 in Amazon Web Services (AWS) promotional credits to help them to pursue their proposed research plan.

As a part of Amazon’s goal to advance scientific research, the company collaborates with academic institutions worldwide to support multi-year initiatives through its Amazon Research Awards program. The ARA program funds academic research and related contributions to open-source projects by top academic researchers around the world. ARA aims to fund projects leading toward a PhD degree or conducted as a part of post-doctoral work.