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SURF: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty and JPL technical staff for the SURF program. Additional AOs for the Amgen Scholars program can be found here.

Specific GROWTH projects being offerred for summer 2017 can be found here.

Students pursuing opportunities at JPL must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

Each AO indicates whether or not it is open to non-Caltech students. If an AO is NOT open to non-Caltech students, please DO NOT contact the mentor.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor.

Announcements for external summer programs are listed here.

The requested research listing (ID 823) is no longer available.

Project Title Disciplines Mentor  Posted 
Reducation and Analysis of Observations of Jupiter and Saturn    Planetary Science, Computer Science Glenn Orton (JPL)  08-Dec-16
Autonomous flight and trajectory control for highly agile aerial robots and space vehicles    Aeronautics, Space Engineering Soon-Jo Chung  07-Dec-16
Visual Radar    Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Roland Brockers (JPL)  06-Dec-16
Integration of advanced autonomous navigation algorithms on a miniature quadrotor system    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Systems Engineering Roland Brockers (JPL)  06-Dec-16
Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering Andrew Klesh (JPL)  02-Dec-16
Star Formation and Starburst Galaxies    Astrophysics, Physics Nicholas Lee  01-Dec-16
Why Are Galaxies All So Similar?    Astrophysics, Physics Charles Steinhardt  01-Dec-16
Unraveling the Moon's Geologic History    Planetary Science, Astronomy/Astrophysics Paul Hayne (JPL)  30-Nov-16
Probing Fundamental Physics and the Large Scale Structure of the Universe with Galaxy Redshift Surveys    Astronomy/Astrophysics, Physics/Applied Physics Olivier Dore (JPL)  30-Nov-16
Einstein Papers Project: Coping With Fame    History, History and Philosophy of Science Diana Kormos-Buchwald  28-Nov-16
Machine Learning for Cybersecurity: Botnet Detection    Computer Science, EE Julian Bunn  28-Nov-16
Computational modeling of social learning in humans    Computation and Neural Systems, Applied and Computational Mathematics Ralph Adolphs  23-Nov-16
Mathematical Logic/Set Theory    Mathematics Alexander Kechris  23-Nov-16
A Framework for Multi-Agent Robotics Software Development    Computer Science, Robotics Jean-Pierre de la Croix (JPL)  22-Nov-16
Multi-mission multi-agent robotics for maritime applications: Perception and Autonomy    Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Michael Wolf (JPL)  22-Nov-16
Multi-Phase, Planetary-Chemistry Modeling for Biosignatures    Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Planetary Science Pin Chen (JPL)  22-Nov-16
Inhomogeneous cloud coverage and its effect on characterizing exoplanets    Astronomy/Astrophysics, Planetary Science Renyu Hu (JPL)  22-Nov-16
Transition Metal-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions    Chemistry Gregory Fu  21-Nov-16
Organic Synthesis and Methods Development    Chemistry Brian Stoltz  18-Nov-16
Computational modeling of altruistic decision-making    Computation and Neural Systems, Neuroscience Ralph Adolphs  16-Nov-16
Synthetic genetic systems to identify the wiring diagrams of the brain    Neuroscience, Biochemistry Carlos Lois  16-Nov-16
Solving big data problems in bioengineering    Computer Science, Data Science Viviana Gradinaru  13-Sep-16