Student-Faculty Programs Office
Summer 2024 Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty and JPL technical staff for all programs administered by the Student-Faculty Programs office. This list also appears on SFP's main website, while AO lists on the SURF, Amgen Scholars, NASA Space Grant, and NASA USRP sites show just AOs applicable to their respective programs.

Project Title Disciplines Mentor  Posted 
Mars Sample Tube Handling, Opening, and Core Extraction Technology Development for a Sample Receiving Facility     Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Paulo Younse (JPL)  08-Apr-24
Investigating the Potential Role of Ammonia in PM2.5 Pollution Near Salton Sea in Southern California    Earth Science, Chemistry Olga Kalashnikova (JPL)  29-Mar-24
Electrical Properties of of Icy World Oceans from Laboratory Measurements    Planetary Science, Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Steven Vance (JPL)  28-Mar-24
Climate Adaptation Science Investigations and NASA Center Infrastructure Considerations    Earth Science, climate change, civil engineering Duane Waliser (JPL)  27-Mar-24
Analyzing Trends in JPL's Science Publications - Earth, Planetary and Astrophysics    Information Systems/Technology, Planetary and Astrophysics Science, Library Services Duane Waliser (JPL)  20-Mar-24
SWOT data analysis using Machine Learning and Cloud Computing    Oceanography, Machine Learning Edward Armstrong (JPL)  20-Mar-24
RAPID ML    Data Science, Astronomy Ashish Mahabal  20-Feb-24
Laboratory studies in Atmospheric Science    Environmental Science, Chemistry Carl Percival (JPL)  15-Feb-24
Evaluate Generative AI in Artistic Illustration of Space Innovative Advanced Concepts    Artificial Intelligence, Art, Illustration Virgil Adumitroaie (JPL)  12-Feb-24
Analysis on consumer's choice using math and computer science    Economics, Mathematics Kota Saito  09-Feb-24
SURF@Newcastle, Australia - Advancing Generative AI in the Image Domain Through New Machine Learning and Analytics    Computation and Neural Systems, Math, CS, ACM, Ph, other majors also possible with course(s) in optimization Pablo Moscato  07-Feb-24
Using machine learning to understand the fundamentals of glycosaminoglycan-protein interactions    Data Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science Linda Hsieh-Wilson  06-Feb-24
Machine learning for multimodal multiscale cancer image analysis    Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Physics Xubo Song  01-Feb-24
Studying the Large Scale Structure of the Early Universe with Euclid    Astronomy, Astrophysics Ranga Ram Chary  31-Jan-24
Earthquake Time-Series Analysis and Synthesis using Machine Learning    Civil Engineering, Data Science, Geophysics, Computer Science Domniki Asimaki  26-Jan-24
Simulating multiwavelength emission from tidal disruption events and predictions for ongoing and future surveys    Astronomy Vikram Ravi  26-Jan-24
Ignition of sustainable aviation fuels in hot air atmospheres- Effect of molecule structure on the autoignition temperature.    Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Joseph Shepherd  24-Jan-24
Ignition of sustainable aviation fuels in hot air atmospheres – Parametrical analysis on the ASTM injection system    Mechanical Engineering Joseph Shepherd  24-Jan-24
Data-Driven Computing of Ultrasonic Brain Stimulation    Applied and Computational Mathematics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering Hossein Salahshoor  24-Jan-24
Pioneer Centre for AI in Denmark    Computer Science Several (see details below)  24-Jan-24
Experiments on the Cylindrical Crow Instability    Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics Joseph Shepherd  23-Jan-24
Characterizing the Radio Pulsar Distance Distribution using HI Kinematics    Astronomy, Astrophysics Stella Ocker  22-Jan-24
Differential aging of the degenerative spine    Computer Science, All majors are welcome, but the project is best suited for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine Michael Safaee  19-Jan-24
Scaling up binary black hole merger followup for the Rubin Era    Astronomy, Data Science Matthew Graham  18-Jan-24
Mass spectrometer signal processing for diagnosis of air quality in Southeast Asia    Data Science, Chemistry Paul Wennberg  18-Jan-24
Exoplanet Watch    Astronomy, Physics, Math, Engineering, or other related fields Rob Zellem (JPL)  18-Jan-24
Testing feasibility of ML methods on various gene studies     Data Science, Genomics Ashish Mahabal  17-Jan-24
Combining diverse datasets for improved classification    Data Science, Astronomy Ashish Mahabal  17-Jan-24
Diurnal simulations of Venus atmospheric chemistry     Multidisciplinary, Chemistry Yuk Yung  17-Jan-24
Analysis Pipelines for Profiling Glycans in Single Cells    Data Science, chemistry, chemical biology, bioinformatics, computer science, biotechnology Linda Hsieh-Wilson  16-Jan-24
Measuring hidden star formation and AGN in Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies with JWST    Astronomy, Astrophysics Jeff Rich  15-Jan-24
Visualizing a Large Astronomical Dataset    Multidisciplinary Gregg Hallinan  15-Jan-24
Mathematical and computational explorations of the induced earthquake nucleation process    Applied and Computational Mathematics, Engineering, Geophysics, Physics Nadia Lapusta  12-Jan-24
Modeling Compact Objects in Dense Stellar Clusters    Astronomy, Astrophysics Kyle Kremer  10-Jan-24
Dielectric problems with MgB2 superconducting microdevices    Physics/Applied Physics, Materials Science Changsub Kim (JPL)  10-Jan-24
Effects of alpine terrain on diurnal, monthly, and seasonally varying reservoir surface winds in Lake Arrowhead, California as a case study    Engineering and Applied Science, Physics, CS, Mathematics David James  10-Jan-24
Searching for pulsation signals on low-mass stars with TESS    Astronomy Gregg Hallinan  08-Jan-24
Characterization of hazardous asteroids using spacecraft data     Astronomy, Planetary Science Joseph Masiero  08-Jan-24
Accelerating models for the extragalactic background light in preparation for SPHEREx    Astrophysics, Statistics Tzu-Ching Chang (JPL)  05-Jan-24
Astrochemistry with the Deep Space Network    Astronomy/Astrophysics, Data Science Dariusz Lis (JPL)  05-Jan-24
Excalibur: Exoplanet data reduction pipeline for ARIEL/CASE. Data reduction methodoly impact on the transit spectrum using JWST NIRISS and NIRspec datasets.    Astronomy/Astrophysics, Data Science Gael Roudier (JPL)  05-Jan-24
Inferring intrinsic properties of observed exoplanetary systems    Astronomy/Astrophysics, Computer Science Yasuhiro Hasegawa (JPL)  05-Jan-24
Photochemical Modification of Polymer Surfaces for Superhydrophobicity    Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering James Hanson  05-Jan-24
SURF@Newcastle, Australia: Memetic Algorithms and Continued Fraction Regression for Precision Machine Learning    Computation and Neural Systems, Astronomy, Math, CS, ACM, Physics Pablo Moscato  04-Jan-24
Design of Next-Generation 6D Single-Molecule Imaging Systems    Electrical Engineering, Physics, Information and Data Sciences Matthew Lew  04-Jan-24
Advanced retinal imaging    Control and Dynamical Systems, Computer science Yuhua Zhang  22-Dec-23
Development a Gaming Platform to study Survival/Social Behavior in Humans    Neuroscience, Computation and Neural Systems Dean Mobbs  22-Dec-23
Novel Protein Polymers for Biosensing     Chemistry, Biology, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics, CNS Eva Rose Balog  21-Dec-23
Investigating Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using a "Disease in a Dish" Model     Biology, Biochemistry Deborah Ferrington  20-Dec-23
Optimize the turbulent drag reduction effect of the dynamic free-slip surface method    Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics Cong Wang  20-Dec-23
Experimental study of propeller flow air ventilation    Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics Cong Wang  20-Dec-23
Measuring the turbulent free-surface wake of a bluff body using defocusing digital particle image velocimetry (DDPIV)    Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics Cong Wang  20-Dec-23
Using coordination chemistry to stabilize radical intermediates    Chemistry Theodore Betley  20-Dec-23
Linking vascular stiffening in the eye with vision loss    Bioengineering, Biology Kaustabh Ghosh  20-Dec-23
Label-Free, Super-Resolution, Chemical Imaging Using Entangled Stokes and Anti-Stokes Photons    Physics, Electrical Enginering, Chemistry Xueyu Song  19-Dec-23
Assessing the drivers of biological methane consumption in California soils    Geobiology, Environmental Science and Engineering, Geochemistry Woodward Fischer  18-Dec-23
High Energy Astrophysics Projects     Astrophysics Fiona Harrison  18-Dec-23
Probing the Function of Retinal Neurons in Health & Disease    Neuroscience, Regulation of retinal cell signaling Steven Barnes  15-Dec-23
Determining trophic enrichment factors for birds and reptiles    Multidisciplinary, Geochemistry, Geobiology Julia Tejada  13-Dec-23
Advancing our Understanding of Small Martian Dust Storms    Data Science, Planetary Science Mark Wronkiewicz (JPL)  11-Dec-23
Calcium isotopes in urine as a tracer of bone health    Geochemistry, Isotope metallomics Francois Tissot  09-Dec-23
Visualization interface for the Uranium isotope database    Geochemistry, Computer Science Francois Tissot  09-Dec-23
Study of fossil shark teeth in deep-sea sediments as a paleo-redox archive    Geochemistry Francois Tissot  09-Dec-23
Searching for Circumbinary Planets Through Apsidal Precession    Physics, Astronomy, Planetary Science, Computer Science, Math Benjamin Montet  06-Dec-23
Membrane Protein Biogenesis    Biology, Biochemistry Rebecca Voorhees  05-Dec-23
Global Health projects    Multidisciplinary Rustem Ismagilov  05-Dec-23
Using Machine Learning to explore the role of climate change, air pollution, and genetics in the aging of people with HIV.    Computer Science, In any field, it's essential to excel in programming, geocode and machine learning while having an interest in genetic data. R. Michael Alvarez  04-Dec-23
Interrogating Large Datasets: Catalog Analysis of Distant Lyman-Alpha Emitting Galaxies    Astrophysics, Astronomy Gregg Hallinan  04-Dec-23
Building computational models of first impressions.    Computation and Neural Systems, Data Science Ralph Adolphs  01-Dec-23
Build a Silicon Retina    Electrical Engineering Kwabena Boahen  01-Dec-23
Simulating Molecular and Particulate Transport in Spacecraft Environments    Aerospace Engineering, Mathematical Modeling William Hoey (JPL)  30-Nov-23
Predicting biological traits from stable isotope ratios of amino acids    Multidisciplinary, Biology, Chemistry, Geobiology, Geosciences, Data Science, Computer Science Julia Tejada  30-Nov-23
Nitrogen isotopic comparison of amino acids from bone collagen versus total bone    Multidisciplinary, Biology, Chemistry, Geobiology, Geochemistry Julia Tejada  30-Nov-23
Searching for the Nearest Transiting Earth-like Expolanets    Astronomy, Physics, Computer Science, Applied Math Stanimir Metchev  20-Nov-23
Probing the Weak Interaction With Early Universe Physics    Physics, Astrophysics, Applied and Computational Mathematics (with interest in physics or astrophysics) Chad Kishimoto  17-Nov-23
Chlorination of Metal Oxides in Molten Salt    Chemical Engineering, Chemistry Michael Simpson  16-Nov-23
Novel MRI Methods    Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering Shreyas Vasanawala  10-Nov-23
2D Topological Superconductors    Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering Suyang Xu  09-Nov-23
Structural and Function Characterization of Mega Assemblies    Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Cell Biology Andre Hoelz  08-Nov-23

Problems with or questions about submitting an AO?  Call Alexandra Katsas of the Student-Faculty Programs Office at (626) 395-2885.
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