Associate CS Professor Yizhou Sun has been awarded the 2018 Amazon Research Award for her research on knowledge quality enhancement via path-guided logic-based uncertain knowledge graph embedding.

The Amazon Research Awards (ARA) program funds academic research and related contributions to open-source projects by top academic researchers around the world in areas like computer vision, natural language process, and knowledge management. ARA aims to fund projects leading toward a PhD degree or conducted as a part of post-doctoral work.

Knowledge management and data quality is just one of twelve total categories of the Amazon Research Award, with grants of up to $80,000 awarded as part of the program.

Sun, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, is known for her research in large-scale information and social networks, with a focus on modeling novel problems and proposing scalable algorithms for large-scale, real-world applications.

Before coming to UCLA in July of 2017, Sun spent three and half years as an assistant professor at the College of Computer and Information Science of Northeastern in Boston. During her time there, she won an NSF career award for her work on mining heterogeneous information networks with human factors.