Heritage Internship Program

Program Chair :  Job Description

 
Rachna Lal
 M. Architecture 2003
rachna.lal@gmail.com

http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=0015zrTXgTVEU__9-qn0FosnA6abpVus3Zq&id=preview


Objective

Facilitate summer research internships in academia to broaden student's outlook and research goals


Benefits for students

  • Conduct research with leading faculty in reputed universities

  • Interact with other PhD and post-doctoral research students

  • Explore graduate and doctoral programs and advisers

Benefits for faculty

  • Find bright students with a passion for research and learning

  • Screen potential doctoral and post-doctoral candidates

  • Know that your guidance made a difference in someone’s life


Benefits for donors

  • Support a program that promotes students in academia

  • Be a proud sponsor of a program for your alma-mater

  • Gratitude of being able to provide opportunities far greater than that available when you were a student


Steps for faculty and student

  • Willing faculty advertise positions online at IITRHF and set the minimum requirements for applicants
  • IITR students apply online at IITRHF
  • Faculty interviews and select student(s)

Typical cost: An internship may cover travel, boarding, lodging, and administrative expense
                           (IITRHF does not facilitate any documentation for visa-processing)


Funding resource: Faculty grants, department of university grants, and student's personal funds
                                        (Remainder of the needs may be supported by IITRHF based on resources under this program)

Process

  • Role of program chair and co-chair is of match-maker and to facilitate the funding process.

  • IITRHF will list possible opportunities on website after confirming with participating faculty.

  • Students will apply at online application form.

  • Program chair may help shortlist the qualifying applicants based on agreed-upon/ pre-determined criteria.

  • Faculty members will then review shortlisted students for interview.

  • Approved grant will be disbursed to the faculty or the student.


If a student finds an opportunity in any country on their own and seeks support from IITRHF, such a support will also be considered by the committee on case by case basis.


Apply Here: Application Form


Participating Faculty (The list will grow as more faculty members come on-board)


Faculty Brief Bio Areas of InterestLink to Faculty Page
 

Prof. Vipin Kumar

Regents Professor,
Dept. of CS, 
Univ. of Minnesota, USA 

-BE E&C '77, IITR
-PhD CS '82, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, USA

Data mining and parallel computing, Bioinformatics

Requirements:
A
t least 3rd year Undergraduate or Masters with 8.5+ GPA 

https://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~kumar001/


Prof. Ananth Grama
Samuel D. Conte Professor, Dept. of CS, Purdue Univ., USA

- BE CS&T '89, IITR
- PhD CS, Univ. of Minnesota, USA

Parallel and distributed computing architectures, algorithms, and applications.

Development of software support for dynamic clustered & multi-clustered environments. Recent work focused on resource location and allocation mechanisms in peer-to-peer networks.


 https://www.cs.purdue.edu/people/faculty/ayg/
 
 
Prof. Brij Agrawal
Distinguished Professor, 
Department of Mech. & Aerospace Engg, Naval PG School, Monterey, CA, USA

- ME(Hons) Mech Engg., IITR
- PhD Mech. Engg., Syracuse Univ., USA

Spacecraft design, acquisition, tracking and pointing, jitter control, and adaptive optics control for imaging spacecraft, laser communications, and high energy laser beam control.

Requirements: 
US citizen or resident, due to the school being a US Government facility
 
http://faculty.nps.edu/agrawal/
 

Prof. S. K. Gupta

Smith International Professor,
Department of Aerospace & Mech.  Engg., Univ. of Southern California, USA

- BE Mech. '88 (Gold Medalist), IITR
- PhD Mech. Engg., Univ. of Maryland, College Park, USA
 
Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing Automation, and Robotics

 http://ame-www.usc.edu/bio/gupta/
 


Prof. Laxmi Venkat
Carolina Trustee Professor, Dept. of Earth Ocean and Environment, Univ. of South Carolina, USA

- BE (Hons) Civil Engg. '87, IITR
- PhD Civil & Environmental Engg., Princeton Univ.,  USA
 
Program Director, Hydrologic Sciences, National Science Foundation
 
http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/our-people/faculty-staff/lakshmi_venkat.php    
 

Prof. Alisa Piekny
Associate Prof, Dept. of Biology, Co-Director, Centre for Microscopy, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

- PhD Univ of Calgary, Canada

Gain a stronger understanding of how the cytoskeleton is regulated during dynamic events such as cytokinesis and cell shape change (morphogenesis)

https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/biology/faculty.html.html?fpid=alisa-piekny




List of Awardees

Photo Name ActivityHost Faculty Sponsor
     

M.Sc.,
Applied Maths
Class of 2020


Research Fellow,
  Purdue University,
Lafayette, USA,
Summer 2018

Worked on: Novel classification algorithms to determine storms from satellite images, expected to be incorporated in an ISRO satellite in 2018.

Purdue University, USA



 


 
B.Tech,
Biotech Eng
Class of 2020
 
Research Fellow,
Concordia University,
Montreal, Canada,
Summer 2019

Plan to work on: Characterizing Novel Anti-Cancer Drugs
 
Concordia University, Canada











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