QIF 2021 Europe

2021 Europe Program Details

In 2012, Qualcomm Research established a fellowship program in Europe following the successful model in the U.S. For 2021 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.

“Investment in R&D is a top priority at Qualcomm as innovation makes our technology possible. It’s exciting to see the next generation of AI and Cybersecurity researchers creating such impactful technology. "
- Jim Thompson, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Qualcomm, Inc.

Finalist Selections
Application Process
Participating Universities
Areas of Interest

We are pleased to announce 4 winners for the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Europe – 2021. As in previous years, the strength of the proposals and high quality of presentations by the 14 finalists made it hard to decide on winners. Congratulations to the winners and a sincere thank you to all who participated!


University Title Student Supervisor
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Continuous Kernel Convolution For ML David Romero Jakub Tomczak
Mark Hoogendoorn
University of Cambridge Diversity-encouraging Priors for Cheap but Well-calibrated Uncertainty in Deep Learning James Allingham José Miguel Hernández-Lobato
University of Oxford A Fully Probabilistic Theory of Autonomous Decision Making Tim Georg Johann Rudner Yarin Gal
Sergey Levine
EPF Lausanne Rebooting Virtual Memory with Midgard Siddharth Gupta Babak Falsafi
Abhishek Bhattacharjee

Fellowship Winners and Finalists

The Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship began in 2009, and has continued to grow with the addition of more universities, more candidates, and expansion to our research centers internationally. Take a look at a list of all our fellowship winners and finalists from years past:

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