Each year, Qualcomm provides Innovation Fellowships to a select handful of students nationwide to enable them to pursue their innovative research ideas. This year, UW CSE students Carlo del Mundo and Vincent Lee were one of eight winning teams selected from a highly competitive field for their proposal titled “Systems and Architecture Support for Large-scale Video Search.”
Carlo and Vincent, who were recommended by professors Luis Ceze and Mark Oskin, were one of 35 teams selected as finalists from among 146 initial proposals. Along with their fellow finalists, they were invited to visit Qualcomm in March for a two-day event in which they presented their ideas to a panel of judges and interacted with company researchers.
In its message to the winners, Qualcomm noted, “We recorded the highest number of proposals submitted this year with an acceptance rate lower than most prestigious conferences and journals. We think that this is a great testament to the quality and pedigree of the QInF program and of the continuing interest from faculty and students in the 7th year of the program!”
Each winner in this prestigious competition receives a $100,000 fellowship from the company along with mentorship from Qualcomm engineers. Read more about the 2015 QInF here.
UW CSE has made a strong showing in this competition in recent years: CSE’s Vincent Liu and EE’s Vamsi Talla won a 2014 QInF award, and CSE’s Adrian Sampson and Thierry Moreau won in 2013.
Congratulations, Carlo and Vincent!