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 and in Beijing, China by Tsinghua University on April 24-25, 2017. 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.
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.