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MediaTek Fellowships 2014-2015


Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 11:59pm

Introduction

MediaTek, a world-leading fabless semiconductor company and a proud sponsor of the UCLA EE Department, is supporting to engage two outstanding Ph.D. students to perform research in the broad areas of interests to MediaTek. The Fellowship Standing Committee invites Ph.D. students who have passed the Preliminary Exam to submit proposals which explore innovative advancements in the circuits and systems areas. The research may include but is not limited to novel approaches for wireless, wireline, data converters, bioelectronics, power electronics, components and systems that enhance the functionality and performance of future electronic devices as well as the user experience associated with such devices. The proposals should clearly indicate how the research, when realized, will solve the target problems or enable systems that otherwise would not have been possible. Qualified students are encouraged to prepare and submit proposals in close consultation with their research advisors.

The selection process will be conducted in two stages: 1) A committee of EE faculty will review and identify 3 to 5 top proposals from the submissions, based on technical merit and likelihood of success; 2) MediaTek will review these top proposals and select up to two proposals for funding.

MediaTek will provide full GSR support, including NRT, to the selected Ph.D. students for Fall Quarter 2014, Winter Quarter 2015, and Spring Quarter 2015, accompanied by a likely paid internship at MediaTek during Summer 2015. MediaTek reserves the right to provide additional funding for the second year including a likely paid internship during Summer 2016, upon a project review at the end of the first year. The research will be carried out in the EE Department at UCLA.

Proposal Format

Each proposal should not exceed 5 pages (single space and 12pt font) in length, including all figures, tables and charts. It should contain the following sections:

A.  A clear description of the problems to be solved and the relevance to future circuits, systems and applications.

B.  A brief summary, with references, of the current state-of-the-art related to the proposed research topic.

C.  A description of what is new about the proposed approach, and how it will advance the state-of-the-art.

D.  The proposed method of solutions and the possible risks of failure.

Submission Deadline

All proposals must be uploaded on this webpage by 11:59 PM on Friday, July 25, 2014.

UCLA Fellowship Standing Committee

Professor Ken Yang, Selection Committee Chair and Area Director

Professor Jason Woo, Vice Chair

Professor Frank Chang, Chair

 

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