Fellowships 2016-2017

Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline:
Monday, April 4, 2016 @ 11:59pm

UCLA Electrical Engineering is pleased to announce the Call for Proposal for Fellowships offered by Broadcom Foundation and MediaTek. The deadline to submit is Monday, April 4, 2016 @ 11:59pm. Fellowship recipients will be announced on Monday, May 2, 2016.

The Selection Committee invites Ph.D. students who have passed the Preliminary Exam to submit proposals in the areas described below. The committee especially encourage students in the early stage of their research of a well-defined research topic.

The selection process will be conducted in two stages: 1) A committee of EE faculty will review and identify finalists from the submissions, based on technical merit and likelihood of success; 2) Finalists will prepare a short presentation summarizing their proposal. Upon request, the finalist will present to an industry committee for final selection of fellowship recipients. Fellowship recipients will receive full GSR support for one academic year, including NRT, with the possibility of a paid summer internship at Broadcom or MediaTek. The research will be carried out in the EE Department at UCLA.

Proposal Guidelines

Each proposal shall not exceed five single-space pages (excluding the cover page) in 12 pt font, including all figures, tables, and charts. It should contain the following sections:

A. A clear description of the problems to be solved, or the system-on-a-chip.

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 scope and milestones of the proposed method of attack, and the possible risks of failure.

E. If applicable, how the research takes advantage of, or is enabled by, a realization in an advanced CMOS process.

Include a cover page with the title of the project, your name, student ID number and advisor’s name. Please include the title within the proposal but without your name or ID.

Description of Broadcom Fellowship 2016-2017

Broadcom Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization formed by Broadcom Corporation, has granted funds to UCLA Electrical Engineering that enable the Broadcom Fellowship to be offered for the fourth year. The research may relate to, but is not restricted to, novel design of integrated circuits, methods to enhance IC functionality such as on-chip antennas or other structures compatible with foundry CMOS, and the exploration of advanced VLSI for emerging applications. The proposal should clearly indicate how the research, when realized in state-of-the-art CMOS, will solve a problem, or enable a system that otherwise would not have been possible. Qualified students are encouraged to prepare and submit proposals in close consultation with their research advisors.

Past recipients of the Broadcom Fellowship may submit a proposal for continuing their work that highlights the progress to date and the outcomes expected in the next year.

Description of MediaTek Fellowship 2016-2017

MediaTek, a world-leading fabless semiconductor company and a proud sponsor of the UCLA EE Department, is intending to support two outstanding Ph.D. students to perform research in the broad areas of interest to MediaTek. The research may include but is not limited to novel approaches for wireless, wireline, data converters, photonics/ opotoelectronics, bioelectronics, high efficiency power electronics, low power techniques, 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.

MediaTek reserves the right to provide additional funding for the second year including a likely paid internship during Summer 2018, upon a project review at the end of the first year. Hence, students who have received a previous MediaTek Fellowship should not apply.

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