University Workshops


The EMEA University Student Research Workshop on Brain-Inspired Computing and Technologies was hosted by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in New Delhi from October 13-18, 2019 and featured seven PhD students from each of the following prestigious institutions: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India), Imperial College (London), Tel Aviv University (Israel), University College Dublin (Ireland) and Groningen University (Netherlands).

Organized and chaired by Dr. Govindan Rangarajan, Professor, Department of Mathematics, and Chair, Division of Interdisciplinary Research, the workshop entailed multi-disciplinary teams working to innovate solutions for challenging brain-related disability and disease through technology and computing.

The workshop also featured a range of talks from leading scientists, including a morning keynote by Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of IndiaChair Professor and C V Seshadri, Chair Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Greg Washington, Dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine and Nicole Washington Director of Innovation and Growth, OCTANe in Orange County, CA.

Social events and activities included visits to cultural and scientific venues in Delhi and an excursion to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal, all integrated into the program to establish long-term collaborations between the students and enhance their professional and personal growth.

Asia Pacific University Student Research Workshop

On May 5, 2021, the Asia Pacific University Student Research Workshop will be virtual and will include the University of California, Irvine (UCI); The University of Hong Kong (HKU); National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University; Alabama A&M University; and Imperial College London.  The workshop theme is “SMART Healthcare Delivery.”


Held in Hinschu, Taiwan during April 2019, the Asia Pacific University Student Research Workshop was an international, interdisciplinary partnership between the University of California, Irvine, CA, the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, and the University of Hong Kong, China, with guest faculty and students from Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  Watch video highlights here.

Twenty-two graduate students with diverse backgrounds and diverse academic disciplines engaged in intense, team-driven innovation to tackle how society might expand the means and methods to develop smart cities.

A smart city incorporates information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance the quality and performance of urban services like energy, transportation, health and utilities in order to reduce resource consumption, wastage and overall costs. The Asia Pacific University Student Research Workshop was designed to rapidly fill knowledge gaps and unite industry and academia with collaborative research and development to advance smart city solutions.

Past Programs

KKT Workshop

From 2014-2019, the Broadcom Foundation was 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 designed their own research symposium program that is held at the host university.  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.


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.

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.