Amazon Selects Professor to Sort out Excessive-Influence Technical Challenges

Qiusheng Wu, assistant professor of geography and sustainability on the College of Tennessee, Knoxville, was…

Amazon Selects Professor to Sort out Excessive-Influence Technical Challenges

Qiusheng Wu, assistant professor of geography and sustainability on the College of Tennessee, Knoxville, was appointed an Amazon Visiting Tutorial working for Amazon Internet Providers’ Deep Studying group. This system permits lecturers to conduct analysis whereas instructing and main at universities.

Wu’s work with Amazon focuses on fixing large-scale high-impact technical challenges associated to geospatial information science, machine studying and mapping.

Amazon Selects Professor to Sort out Excessive-Influence Technical Challenges“I stay up for the chance to be actively engaged in constructing connections extra broadly with completely different organizations inside Amazon that may carry worth and perception again to the college and the state,” Wu stated. “The chance will ignite collaborations and open up doorways for our college students to have interaction with Amazon as properly by means of internships and employment alternatives.”

Wu has developed and revealed many on-line open-source info packages and academic supplies which are continuously utilized by geospatial researchers. His GitHub, which has a number of thousand followers, comprises all his open-source analysis initiatives. Wu has produced and uploaded tons of of movies on his YouTube channel, which has greater than 17,000 subscribers and half one million complete views.

“We’re proud that Qiusheng’s scholarship is among the many most richly rewarded on the college,” stated Nicholas Nagle, professor and head of the Division of Geography and Sustainability in UT’s School of Arts and Sciences.

Amazon’s Visiting Lecturers program permits lecturers to analysis in depth subjects and points at world-class analysis establishments. To qualify, candidates will need to have a doctoral diploma and at the least 5 years of postdoctoral analysis expertise. They need to even be serving as a college professor, persistently apply information from different disciplines, and have notable analysis and technical management abilities.

Wu started his service as an Amazon Visiting Tutorial Oct. 17.

CONTACT:

Lindsey Owen (865-974-6375, lowen8@utk.edu)

Amanda Womac (865-974-2992, awomac1@utk.edu)