Student-Faculty Programs Office
Summer 2023 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 
Adding data product quality assessment capability to the EXCALIBUR science data pipeline.    Computer Science, Math Mark Swain (JPL)  06-Feb-23
Probing Cosmology with Large Scale Galaxy Redshift Surveys     Astronomy/Astrophysics, Physics, Modern Physics, Astro Olivier Dore (JPL)  06-Feb-23
Thermal Imagery of Jupiter's Galilean Moons at Radio Wavelengths    Astronomy, Planetary Science Katherine de Kleer  06-Feb-23
Dielectric thin film development at JPL for superconducting device applications    Material Science, Physics/Applied Physics Changsub Kim (JPL)  03-Feb-23
Estimation of computational models of the impact of attention on simple choice using Julia    Computer Science, Computation and Neural Systems Antonio Rangel  02-Feb-23
GPU estimation of computational models of the impact of attention on simple choice    Computer Science Antonio Rangel  02-Feb-23
Measuring the central black hole spin and inner disk density of dwarf AGN    Astronomy, Astrophysics Labani Mallick  01-Feb-23
Algorithms and Analysis for Optical Communication    Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Ryan Rogalin (JPL)  31-Jan-23
Developing basic readout and analysis tools for Quantum Capacitance Detectors    Physics, Applied Physics Sunil Golwala  28-Jan-23
Big Data and Machine Learning in Economic History    Economics, Data Science Pawel Janas  26-Jan-23
Modeling and Simulation of Planetary Space Platforms    Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Carl Leake (JPL)  25-Jan-23
Surface Navigation for Mars Sample Recovery Helicopters: Performance Evaluation and Prototype Demonstration    Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering Jeff Delaune (JPL)  25-Jan-23
Perception for autonomous fast off-road driving    Computer Vision and IoT, Robotics Deegan Atha (JPL)  25-Jan-23
Alkali carbonate sorbents for efficient point source CO2 capture and separation    Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Leopold DOBELLE  25-Jan-23
Perturbations in swarming and collective behavior of brine shrimp (Artemia salina)    Bioengineering, Aeronautics, Environmental Engineering John Dabiri  23-Jan-23
Circumstellar Matter (Jets, Disks and Torii) in Young and Dying Stars    Astronomy/Astrophysics, Computational/Programming Raghvendra Sahai (JPL)  23-Jan-23
Investigation of hydrothermal alteration of the ocean crust and serpentinization in the upper mantle, and on other planetary bodies, through imaging spectroscopy    Geology, Geochemistry Rebecca Greenberger  20-Jan-23
Engineering plant-microbe interactions in the rhizosphere for a more sustainable agriculture    Bioengineering, Biotechnology Gözde Demirer  20-Jan-23
Engineering genetically-encoded nanoparticles for efficient protein delivery in plants    Chemical Engineering, Gene editing, Nanotechnology Gözde Demirer  20-Jan-23
Optimization of plastic scinitillator bars for the LDMX experiment    Physics DAVID HITLIN  19-Jan-23
Quantifying planet formation mechanisms by comparing simulated and observed planetary systems    Astronomy/Astrophysics, Planetary Science Yasuhiro Hasegawa (JPL)  18-Jan-23
Adding data product quality assessment to the EXCALIBUR science data pipeline.    Mark Swain (JPL)  18-Jan-23
Optimal information extraction from future cosmological surveys    Physics, Modern Physics, Astro, Data SCIENTIST Olivier Dore (JPL)  18-Jan-23
A photosensor for the readout of barium fluoride scintillator    Physics David Hitlin  18-Jan-23
General GPS Division SURF opportunities announcement    Multidisciplinary, Geology, Geochemistry, Geobiology, Geophysics, Planetary Science, Environmental Science & Engineering Paul Asimow  18-Jan-23
Searching for Binary Stars in the Smallest Galaxies     Astronomy Josh Simon  17-Jan-23
Investigating the marine biogeochemical response to climate change through a paired kerogen-pyrite sulfur isotope proxy    Geobiology, Geochemistry Alex Sessions  17-Jan-23
Enhancing Software Tools for GIBS-in-the-Cloud and VisLabs    Computer Science, Earth Science Joe Roberts (JPL)  17-Jan-23
Comparing gene variant detection methods - a Data Science Approach    Data Science, Biology Ashish Mahabal  12-Jan-23
An interdisciplinary project aimed at developing effective solutions and implementations for future challenges and opportunities    Environmental Science and Engineering, Astronomy Yuk Yung  11-Jan-23
Diurnal simulations of Venus atmospheric chemistry     Multidisciplinary, Chemistry Yuk Yung  11-Jan-23
Classification of Exoplanets     Astronomy/Astrophysics, Math Jonathan Jiang (JPL)  11-Jan-23
Developing effective solutions and implementations for future climate challenge    Earth Science, Computer Science Jonathan Jiang (JPL)  11-Jan-23
Using Machine Learning to extract novel information from large and complex astronomical datasets    Astrophysics, Applied and Computational Mathematics Dalya Baron  11-Jan-23
Interrogating the vertical evolution of marine particulate organic matter via compound-specific isotope analysis    Geobiology Alex Sessions  10-Jan-23
Change Detection on Enceladus    Planetary Science, Geological/Geophysical Engineering Cynthia Phillips (JPL)  05-Jan-23
Characterization of hazardous asteroids with thermal infrared data.     Planetary Science, Astronomy Joseph Masiero  05-Jan-23
Exploring the future of machine learning in astronomy    Astronomy, Data Science Matthew Graham  05-Jan-23
Ocean World Lander Autonomy Testbed Improvements    Computer Science, Computer Engineering Erica Tevere (JPL)  04-Jan-23
Accelerating astrophysical transient classifiers with FPGAs    Astronomy, Data Science Matthew Graham  03-Jan-23
A high resolution study of AGN variability with TESS    Astrophysics, Data Science Matthew Graham  03-Jan-23
Mapping of Martian Araneiforms and their Environments    Planetary Science, Geomorphology Lauren Keown (JPL)  03-Jan-23
Exoplanetary Biosignatures    Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Planetary Science Pin Chen (JPL)  03-Jan-23
Liquid biopsy cell-free DNA detection of residual disease after cancer treatment    Biology, Computer Science Aadel Chaudhuri  03-Jan-23
Simple models to understand the real reflectivity of planetary surfaces    Planetary Science, Physics Bonnie Buratti (JPL)  28-Dec-22
Simulating the Effect of 3-Dimensional Cloud Structure on High Resolution Spectroscopy of Young, Giant Planets     Astronomy, Physics Heather Knutson  23-Dec-22
Effects of alpine terrain on diurnal and seasonally varying reservoir surface winds, water velocities and mixing in Lake Arrowhead, California as a case study    Engineering and Applied Science, Computational Methods, CS David James  22-Dec-22
Dusty galaxies as seen by SPHEREx    Astronomy, Computer Science Andreas Faisst  21-Dec-22
Understanding Misclassifications - a data Science Approach    Multidisciplinary, Data Science, Medical Science Ashish Mahabal  20-Dec-22
Goldstone Orbital Debris Radar    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Remote Sensing Clement Lee (JPL)  20-Dec-22
How Subliminal Sensory Information Processing Influences Conscious Perception Across Human Senses    Neuroscience, Psychology Shin Shimojo  16-Dec-22
Simultaneous velocity and thermal measurement applied to combustion processes     Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Joseph Shepherd  16-Dec-22
Revealing the companions of short-period giant planets with transit timing variations    Astronomy, Planetary Science Heather Knutson  16-Dec-22
Coupled solid and fluid simulations of AP/HTPB propellant burn    Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics Brandon Runnels  16-Dec-22
Electric thruster system diagnostics and development    Aerospace Engineering, Physics/Applied Physics Lee Johnson (JPL)  14-Dec-22
Mars Data Analysis    Planetary Science, Earth Science Matthew Golombek (JPL)  14-Dec-22
Miniaturize Spectrometer - Instrument performance model    Computer Science, Planetary Science, Mechanical Engineering Seyedeh Hosseini (JPL)  14-Dec-22
Modeling and Simulation of Planetary Space Platforms    Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Abhinandan Jain (JPL)  14-Dec-22
Spectrometer Electronics Hardware Development    Electrical Engineering, Physics/Applied Physics Peter Sullivan (JPL)  14-Dec-22
Additively Manufactured Heat Pipes    Mechanical Engineering, Materials science Scott Roberts (JPL)  14-Dec-22
Data-driven Efficient Configuration of Instruments by Scientific Intent for Operational Needs (DECISION)    Data SCIENTIST , Computer Science Jack Lightholder (JPL)  14-Dec-22
Using Machine Learning to Explore Material Failure    Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science Brandon Runnels  13-Dec-22
Novel MRI Methods    Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering Shreyas Vasanawala  13-Dec-22
Theory of Electronic Fractals in Quantum Materials    Physics Erica Carlson  12-Dec-22
Multiple Projects in Galaxy Evolution and Data Science    Astronomy, Computer Science, Physics Charles Steinhardt  09-Dec-22
Stability of Periodic Traveling Waves    Mathematics, Computational and Mathematical Sciences Jared Bronski  08-Dec-22
Machine learning assistant fracture mechanics and fracture resistant material design    Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Vinamra Agrawal  08-Dec-22
Stability of shock-induced separated flow    Aeronautics, Mechanical Engineering Chih-Yung Wen  08-Dec-22
Observational Cosomology    Physics, Astrophysics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering William Jones  08-Dec-22
When Digital Image Correlation Meets Machine Learning    Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Jin Yang  07-Dec-22
Venturing into the unseen    Neuroscience Shinsuke Shimojo  06-Dec-22
Research in Computational Differential Geometry    Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics Yakov Berchenko-Kogan  06-Dec-22
Einstein at Caltech    History, Physics, CS Diana Kormos Buchwald  30-Nov-22
Multiscale Theory and Applications to Predictions on Structures of GPCRs coupled to GProtein and drugs candidates    Multidisciplinary, biochemistry William Goddard  28-Nov-22
Deciphering dark proteome-mediated transcriptional control at single-molecule resolution    Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Biochemistry Shasha Chong  26-Nov-22
2D Topological Superconductors    Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering Suyang Xu  25-Nov-22
Transfer Learning Leveraging Large-Scale Transcriptomics to Model Diseases With Limited Data    Computer Science, Biology Christina Theodoris  21-Nov-22
Role of nuclear migration in wrapping glia in Drosophia eye development    Biology Y. Henry Sun  21-Nov-22
Using AI to Generate Efficient Stimuli for Neurons    Neuroscience, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering Sung Soo Kim  21-Nov-22
Probabilistic Modeling of Genome Evolution    Biology, or any discipline with the right background David Liberles  15-Nov-22
Interdisciplinary Research Projects to Solve Problems in Global Health    Multidisciplinary, Medical Engineering Rustem Ismagilov  15-Nov-22
Modeling and Simulation of Planetary Space Platforms    Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Abhinandan Jain (JPL)  15-Nov-22
Quality control of mitochondria    Biology, Cell biology David Chan  04-Nov-22
Structural and Function Characterization of Mega Assemblies     Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Cell Biology Andre Hoelz  02-Nov-22
Testing, Development, and Evaluation of Flight Metals and Processes    Materials Engineering, Metallography Molly Hwang (JPL)  31-Oct-22
Climate model simulations to support weather forecasting using machine learning    Computer Science, Deep Learning / Machine Learning Alphan Altinok (JPL)  31-Oct-22
Simulating Molecular and Particulate Transport in Spacecraft Environments    Aerospace Engineering, Mathematical Modeling William Hoey (JPL)  25-Oct-22

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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