Bolei Zhou, an assistant professor of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received an NSF CAREER award. This is the National Science Foundation’s highest honor for faculty members in the early stages of their research and teaching careers. The five year grant will fund Zhou’s research on developing generalizable and interpretable embodied AI from humans. The research program will focus on incorporating humans into three foundational components of learning an embodied agent: the environment, the agent representation, and the learning process. The output of this research program will accelerate the AI alignment progress and lead to generalizable and interpretable embodied agents that facilitate a wide range of real-world applications from autonomous driving to assistive robots to video games and animations. Zhou’s research has also been acknowledged by both Intel’s Rising Star Faculty Award and MIT Tech Review’s Innovators under 35. Zhou’s achievements, including the NSF CAREER award and his innovative research pursuits, exemplify his dedication to computer science and AI, offering promising prospects for diverse practical applications and technological progress.