JHU and Amazon collaborate to explore transformative power of AI

Johns Hopkins University and Amazon are teaming up to harness the power of artificial intelligence to transform the way humans interact online and with the world. The new JHU + Amazon Initiative for Interactive AI (AI2AI), housed in the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, will leverage the university’s world-class expertise in interactive AI to advance groundbreaking technologies in machine learning, computer vision, natural language understanding, and speech processing; democratize access to the benefits of AI innovations; and broaden participation in research from diverse, interdisciplinary scholars and other innovators.


AI2AI Initiative Director, Sanjeev Khudanpur

Sanjeev Khudanpur

Initiative Director
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Amazon Liaison, Ariya Rastrow

Ariya Rastrow

Amazon Liaison

Advisory Group

AI2AI Advisory Group member, Rama Chellappa

Rama Chellappa

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
AI2AI Advisory Group member, Soledad Villar

Soledad Villar

Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
AI2AI Advisory Group member, Najim Dehak

Najiim Dehak

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering