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This is the fifth time for HKUST and UCLA to jointly hold HKUST-UCLA the summer UG research program -- Research in Industrial Projects for Students-Hong Kong (RIPS-HK). The application is open to any UG students with HK- or China-citizenship.
Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) is an innovative education program launched by the founding director, Prof. Tony Chan, of the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA in 2002. This is a nine-week summer program for senior undergraduate students to form teams of four to work on a real-world research project proposed by a sponsor from industry or the public sector under the guidance of an academic mentor. Most of these projects involve both analytic and computational work. The students, with direction from their academic mentor and industrial sponsor, will learn about the problem, master the latest analytical and computational approaches and techniques to solve it, and develop report-writing and public-speaking skills to be able to make professional presentations about the progress and results of their work to a scientific audience. Beside the RIPS program in Los Angeles, IPAM has collaborated with partners in Beijing and Berlin to offer RIPS-Beijing and RIPS-Berlin.
RIPS-HK was first launched at HKUST in 2011. Past industrial sponsors include Baidu, BGI, eBroker, Huawei, Lenovo, MetLife, Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), and Hong Kong Observatory. RIPS-HK 2015 will run from 7 June 2015 to 8 August 2015 at HKUST. It is essential that the students are available for the duration of the program; late arrivals and early departures are not possible. Students selected to join RIPS-HK will receive a total of HKD10,000 as stipend upon successful completion of the project.
For more information, please visit RIPS-HK @ HKUST or email . Deadline for application is 13 March 2015 (Friday).