Broadcom Fellowships 2012-2013
Call for Proposals
Broadcom Corporation, a long-standing supporter of the UCLA EE Department, is initiating a new way to initiate outstanding research in the broad area of circuits and systems. A committee of EE faculty (the Selection Committee), named below, invites PhD students who have passed the Preliminary Exam to submit proposals on new research which explores new possibilities in the state-of-the-art 22-nm CMOS technology. The research may relate to, but is not restricted to novel integrated circuits design, enhancement of ICs functionality, and exploration of advanced VLSI for novel applications. The proposal should clearly indicate how the research when realized in the state-of-the-art foundry CMOS will solve a problem or enable a system that otherwise would not have been possible. Since the Selection Committee is from within the Department, it asks the student to prepare and submit the proposal in close consultation with his or her research advisor.
The Selection Committee will choose up to five proposals from those submitted, based on technical merit and likelihood of success. The Broadcom Foundation will give full GSR support, including NRT, to the selected PhD students for Spring and Fall Quarters, 2012, and Winter Quarter, 2013, accompanied by a likely paid internship at Broadcom during Summer 2012. Moreover, if the research shows good potential, Broadcom will arrange for prototypes to be fabricated in TSMC 22-nm CMOS. The research will be carried out in a specially designated area of the EE Department where secure Internet connections will enable the student to access the complete IC design kits and technology files.
Although this program intends to provide one year of seed funding for good new ideas, Broadcom will consider providing continued support in subsequent years for the selected PhD students who are making good progress.
The proposal should not exceed 5 pages in length, including all figures, tables, and charts. It should contain the following sections:
A. A clear description of the problem to be solved, or the system-on-a-chip to be realized.
B. A brief summary, with references, of the current state-of-the-art.
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 attack, and the possible risks of failure.
E. How the research takes advantage of, or is enabled by, a realization in 22-nm CMOS.
The proposal must be uploaded by following instructions on a dedicated website, ee.ucla.edu/ resources/scholarships-and-fellowships/brcm-fellowship , by midnight, Sun April 15. The Selection Committee will choose up to five proposals within two weeks after the deadline. Selection Committee
- Asad Abidi, Professor, Chair
- Tatsuo Itoh , Professor
- Alan Willson, Professor
- Jason Woo, Professor
- C.-K. Ken Yang, Professor