University of California, Davis Gunrock

University of  California, Davis Alexa Prize team


Named for our university’s mascot, “Gunrock,” our team is a group of students who all share a passion for improving everyday human experiences through artificial intelligence. Our team consists of 14 graduate and undergraduate computer science and electrical and computer engineering students with diverse, international perspectives. Our fearless leader is Zhou Yu, an assistant professor of computer science who was recently recognized in Forbes’ 2018 “30 Under 30” in Science list for her research in developing algorithms that enable software to adapt to users. Using our combined knowledge and expertise in developing large-scale distributed computing platforms, sub-systems, machine learning and application software, our team can’t wait to use Amazon’s platform and user pool to tackle the real-world needs of the general public.


Location: Davis, CA, USA

Faculty Advisor: Zhou Yu