Undergraduate Research Opportunities
UCLA LEADS Scholars Program
The UC LEADS (Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees) program is a prestigious two-year, UC system-wide program for promising sophomores and transfer students interested in pursuing graduate degrees and research careers in the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields.
UC LEADS Scholars receive substantial financial support and engage in research under the supervision of a faculty mentor during the academic years and summers. They also participate in seminars to assist them in identifying and applying to graduate programs, financing their graduate education, seeking extramural fellowships, preparing and presenting poster sessions, etc. The scholars also attend and present their work at national professional society meetings. UC LEADS alums have begun graduate studies at UCLA, UCB, UCD, UCSD, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Caltech, etc.
Eligible students are those in an undergraduate degree program in the physical, life, or computer sciences; engineering; mathematics; physical and biological anthropology, archaeology, geography, linguistics, or experimental psychology.
UCLA Undergraduate Research Center
The Undergraduate Research Center for Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics, and the Center for Academic and Research Excellence, work collaboratively to serve UCLA's undergraduate science population. Through various programs, the URC/CARE recruits, develops, and celebrates students involved in research. Its mission is to support and increase the retention of science majors in all disciplines, with some programs focused on students who face economic, familial, educational, social or other challenges.
UCLA Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED)
The UCLA Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED) is committed to the development, recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented engineering and computing students. The CEED Mission is to work with a community of partners to ensure equity and parity in the K-20 pathways that lead to engineering and computing degrees. CEED’s undergraduate retention approach offers numerous programs and services focused on the personal, academic, and career development of economically disadvantaged and underrepresented engineering and computing students at UCLA.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities in EE
During the undergraduate advising week, students are welcome to inquire with the Electrical Engineering faculty about research opportunities. Becoming engaged in research is a unique experience that enriches your academic life in special ways. Take advantage of this opportunity. Inquire with the other faculty about additional opportunities during your meetings.
- Prof. Lara Dolecek - LORIS Lab
- Prof. Aydogan Ozcan - The Ozcan Research Group
In LORIS lab, you will engage in cutting edge research on design and implementation of algorithms for large-scale data storage and processing.
Previous undergraduate group members have published research papers and have joined top PhD programs.
Several research positions available for highly motivated UCLA undergraduates during the school year and over the summer.
Requirements: strong mathematical background e.g., a high grade in EE131A; at least sophomore level; experience with MATLAB.
Contact Prof. Dolecek via email with a subject line: UCLA Undergraduate Interested in LORIS Research