Tuesday, June 12, 2012

UCSD Graduate Students Present at Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition

University of California San Diego graduate students Jayadev Acharya and Nevena Rakuljic presented their research at the inaugural Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition that took place June 6 and 7 in Irvine and was sponsored by Broadcom Foundation.

Acharya and Rakuljic, who both are studying electrical and computer engineering, were among 12 student finalists from 10 universities competing in a poster session at the opening reception of Broadcom’s annual Technical Conference. Rakuljic is a Jacobs Scholar at the Jacobs School of Engineering.

Acharya presented his project “Algorithms and Limits for Competitive Learning,” which helps to design everyday decision algorithms that are more efficient, accurate and need fewer data samples. Rakuljic demonstrated her project “Suppression of QuantizationInduced Convergence Error in Pipelined ADCs with Digital Calibration,” which furthers the technological advancement in the field of analogtodigital converters that are key components of communication systems and medical instrumentation.

The finalists, who were selected by Broadcom Foundation’s STEM University sub-committee, discussed their projects and how future application of their research would improve lives and contribute to society at large. More than 400 distinguished Broadcom engineers judged the entries on technology, content and presentation with the top three winners being awarded an unrestricted cash prize of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 respectively.

Broadcom Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by the Broadcom Corportation. Its mission is to advance education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by funding research, recognizing scholarship and increasing opportunity.

Pictured above: Jacobs School grad student Nevena Rakuljic presenting her research at a poster session at the Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition. From left to right: Broadcom Foundation Head Paula Golden, Rakuljic and Broadcom Executive Vice President of  Global Human Resources Terri Timberman.

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