In 2012, Qualcomm Research established a fellowship program in Europe following the successful model in the U.S. For 2017 the program in Europe will be run as a single competition where students from all invited universities in Europe compete. Each winning student receives a fellowship in the amount of $40,000 for the upcoming academic year and is assigned a Qualcomm researcher as a mentor to facilitate close collaboration and interaction with Qualcomm’s corporate research center. The European winners are also invited to join the U.S. winners day at the Qualcomm headquarter in San Diego, CA.
We believe that research and development is the key to harnessing the power of imagination and to discovering new possibilities. We are excited to announce a new kind of Fellowship that promotes Qualcomm’s core values of innovation, execution and partnership. Our goal is to enable students to pursue their futuristic innovative ideas.
Areas of Interest
Alessandro Davide Ialongo
Learning and Decision-making for Autonomous Behaviour
Bert De Brabandere
Luc Van Gool
Learing to learn visual representations without supervision
Real-time 3D Human Pose Estimateion in the Wild
Image Based Material Modeling for Virtual Reality Content Creation
Matthew B. Blaschko
Efficient image segmentation: richer models at lower cost
Catholijm M. Jonker
Probabilistic Inference for Model-Based Deep Reinforcement Learning
Second-Order Image Statistics: Covariance Descriptors in CNNs
Automatic Video Enhancement Through Deep Learning
We will be awarding Fellowships to three winning students for the 2017-18 academic year.
Each of the three winning students will be awarded a $40,000 fellowship for submitting the most innovative proposals. The respective academic departments at each university will administer funds to the winning students for their fellowship work and research expenses for the academic year of 2017–18.
The main judging criterion is an innovation proposal that must include:
Introduction and problem definition
Innovation proposal and relation to the state of the art
The one year horizon of the project (even if the proposal is a multi-year project)
The strength of the student for achieving the proposal milestones
Winners selection: Finalists must prepare a 15-minute presentation for the judges. Presentation must be in PowerPoint or PDF format. The presentation generally includes:
The differentiating factors from state of the art
The execution plan / strength of the student
Please check back to this page regularly for application and program updates.
Faculty & Mentor
In addition to the faculty advisor(s) to guide the fellowship research, Qualcomm will also provide industry experts to mentor the students, as well as regular collaboration opportunities with Qualcomm Research & Development to further assist with projects. Successful projects will be reevaluated after one year for further research funding from Qualcomm.