Systems Seminar - CSE

Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Info Session

Dr. Rajarshi GuptaSenior Staff Engineer and ManagerQualcomm Research

Qualcomm is delighted to announce the introduction of the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) to U Michigan. The Fellowship is based on Qualcomm core values of innovation, execution and teamwork:
· The students must apply with an innovation proposal
· The proposal with its target 1-year and long term goals must be recommended by one or more faculty members
· The Fellowship is only open to teams of two PhD students

Last year, we had excellent participation from 12 schools (Berkeley, Stanford, UCSD, UCLA, USC, UIUC, CMU, MIT, Columbia, Rutgers, UMCP & Princeton), and we are looking forward to an exciting QInF 2013 edition. For 2013, we plan to award up to $1 million in Fellowships (8-10 teams X 2 students X $50,000 each) as we expand QInF to Cornell, Michigan and Washington. We have a comprehensive QInF webpage at with information on the past winners, and details of QInF 2013. Submission Deadline: Nov 1, 2012.

This info-session will describe the fellowship and the application process, and also answer all your questions (Rajarshi Gupta was in fact the founder of this Fellowship program, back in 2009). Food will also be served.
Rajarshi Gupta is a Senior Staff Engineer and Manager at Qualcomm Research, which he joined in July 2005. He began working on heterogenous networks and femto cells as part of the 4G LTE project, where he was the SON (self organizing networks) lead and also a delegate to 3GPP RAN3. In August 2008, Rajarshi moved to Qualcomm Research Silicon Valley (QRSV) to be an engineering lead on the Indoor Positioning project, which was commercialized in 2012 as part of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8960 chipset. He is currently leading a new project on behavior-based detection of malware on mobile phones.

Rajarshi loves to work on challenging unsolved problems, and has demonstrated his innovative abilities by authoring over 120 filed patents. Rajarshi also heads the University Relations program for QRSV, and created the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF). Prior to joining Qualcomm Research, Rajarshi completed his M.S. and PhD in EECS at UC Berkeley, having worked for a start-up in between the two degrees.

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