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)
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)
Prof. Brij Agrawal
Dept. of Mech. & Aerospace, Naval PG School, Monterey, CA, USA
- ME Mech. '66, IITR
- PhD Mech., Syracuse Univ., USA
Prof. Vipin Kumar
Dept. of CS, Univ. of Minnesota, MN, USA
- BE E&C '77, IITR
- PhD CS, Univ. of Maryland, USA
Prof. Ajay Agrawal
Dept. of Mech., Univ. of Alabama, AL, USA
- BE Mech '80, IITR
- PhD Mech, Univ. of Miami, USA
Prof. Subhash Suri
Dept. of CS, Univ. of California at Santa Barbara, CA, USA
- BE E&C '81, IITR
- PhD CS, John Hopkins Univ., USA
Prof. Pankaj Agarwal
Dept. of CS, Duke Univ., NC, USA
- BE E&C '82, IITR
- PhD CS, New York Univ., USA
Prof. Venkat Lakshmi
Engineering Systems & Environment,
Univ of Virginia,
- BE Civil '87, IITR
- PhD Civil & Environmental, Princeton Univ., USA
Prof. S. K. Gupta
Dept. of Aerospace & Mech., Univ. of Southern California, CA, USA
- BE Mech. '88, IITR
- PhD Mech., Univ. of Maryland, USA
Prof. Ananth Grama
Dept. of CS, Purdue Univ., IN, USA
- BE CS '89, IITR
- PhD CS, Univ. of Minnesota, USA
Areas of Interest
Spacecraft design, acquisition, tracking and pointing, jitter control, and adaptive optics control for imaging spacecraft, laser communications, and high energy laser beam control.
Required: US citizen / PR
Data mining and parallel computing, Bioinformatics
Link to Faculty Page
At least 3rd year undergrad or masters with 8.5+ GPA
- PhD Univ. of Calgary, Canada
Prof. Alisa Piekny
Dept. of Biology, Co-Director, Centre for Microscopy, Concordia Univ., Montreal, Canada
- Combustion and fluid flow in microgravity/ in gas turbine systems
- Applied computational fluid dynamics
- Design of thermal fluid systems
Algorithms and Data Structures, Computational Geometry, Data Science, Optimization
Geometric computing, approximation algorithms, GIS, databases and data mining
Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing Automation, and Robotics
Parallel and distributed computing architectures, algorithms & 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.
Gain a stronger understanding of how the cytoskeleton is regulated during dynamic events such as cytokinesis and cell shape change (morphogenesis)
List of Awardees
Host Faculty Sponsor
Worked on: Novel classification algorithms to determine storms from satellite images, expected to be incorporated in an ISRO satellite in 2018.
Worked on: A novel algorithm for biological sequence compression that makes use of both statistical properties and repetition within sequences.