Broadcom Foundation supports academic workshops around the world that foster innovation and insight and inspire leadership and collegiality among university students who are performing research in related fields of engineering, science and communications. The Broadcom Foundation’s President and Vice President are charged with coordinating workshops led by faculty at select universities in Asia, EMEA and Southern California.
The Broadcom Foundation is the proud sponsor of the KKT Workshop, a long-standing international collaboration between Keio University in Japan, KAIST University in South Korea and Tsinghua University in China. The universities rotate hosting 30 engineering students — 10 from each university — who design their own research symposium program that is held at the host university. The workshop was hosted at Keio University in 2016, Beijing, China by Tsinghua University on April 24-25, 2017 and Seoul, South Korea by KAIST on July 29-31, 2018. The KKT Workshop creates a unique opportunity for students to forge life-long friendships across cultural lines for future collaborations in their diverse fields of interest.
Asia Pacific Student University Workshop
Climate Change, Energy Scarcity, Cyber Security, Healthcare and Sustainability all require innovation in SMART Manufacturing through collaborative research and development between industry and academia. The Asia Pacific Student University Workshop is designed to rapidly fill knowledge gaps in helping to advance efficient manufacturing solutions and inspire younger generations to join the manufacturing forces in order to meet the world’s grand challenges and help develop solutions.
Held in Pasadena, California in the spring of 2018, the Asia Pacific Student University Workshop is an international, interdisciplinary partnership between the University of California, Irvine, CA, the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, and the University of Hong Kong, China. Twenty-two graduate students with diverse backgrounds and skills engaged in intense, team-driven innovation to tackle how we might expand the means and methods to develop the necessary knowledge to develop efficient manufacturing technologies and therefore contribute in the harnessing of energy from finite resources to power the global society in an exponentially technology-driven world.
UCI-UCLA STUDENT RESEARCH WORKSHOP & SYMPOSIUM
Building upon the remarkable success of KKT Workshops, Broadcom Foundation sponsored a student workshop and symposium with Broadcom Foundation Fellows from the University of California, Irvine’s California Institute on Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and UCLA Henry Samueli School of Applied Science and Engineering.
The UCI/UCLA Student Research Workshop and Symposium took place at the UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering. UCI fellows doing research on sensors, actuators, controllers, electromagnetic components and 3D packaging technology had the opportunity to interact with UCLA fellows focused upon CMOS integrated circuit design, embedded systems design and related areas. Broadcom co-founder and CTO Henry Samueli interacted in a Q&A session with workshop participants who have been under the guidance of Professor G.P. Li at UCI and Professor Ken Yang at UCLA.
EMEA UNIVERSITY STUDENT RESEARCH WORKSHOP
Universities from Tel Aviv University, Israel, Imperial College London, U.K., University College Dublin, Ireland, and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India partnered to create the EMEA Student Research Workshop on Brain Emulation in October 2017. The workshop brought together seven graduate students from each of the universities to explore rapidly advancing cross-disciplinary inquiries into how “to engineer the brain.” The workshop focused on emerging integrated research between engineering, biological sciences and computer science.
Yaniv Assaf, PhD, a professor in the Department of Neurobiology, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University hosted the 2017 workshop. His colleagues include Professor R. Bogdan Staszewski from the University College Dublin’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Dr. Pantelis Georgiou, Reader at the Center for Bioinspired Technology at Imperial College London, and Govindan Rangarajan, Professor of Mathematics and Chairman of the Division of Interdisciplinary Research at the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore.
PAST PROGRAMS: BROADCOM FOUNDATION UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COMPETITION
From 2010-2015, the Foundation sponsored the Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition that rewarded innovation in university research by graduate students from top engineering programs around the world.