Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) 2022

Deadline: 14 February 2022
Open to: international students above 18 y/o
Benefits: fully funded


The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) program provides an opportunity for talented undergraduates studying math, computer science, and related disciplines to work in teams on real-world research projects proposed by sponsors from industry or the public sector. Each student team, with support from their academic mentor and industry mentor, will research the problem and present the results, both orally and in writing, at the end of the program.


RIPS-LA students will live in residence halls on the UCLA campus and will work at IPAM. Around nine projects are expected. The project sponsors are announced in March. Projects vary, but all involve some math, statistics, data, and computing. RIPS projects involve serious math and computing. Past projects have involved space mission design, crime modeling, machine learning, weather forecasting, digital image blending, quantum computing, finance, and more.

International students are eligible to apply for RIPS-LA, as are graduating seniors. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the program.


The REU program is nine weeks. IPAM provides each undergraduate student with a wide range of support and incentives. These include:

• Stipend of $3,800
• Travel allowance
• Housing at UCLA campus
• Meals
• Site-visit with sponsors
• Limited partial support for future travel to select conferences
• Visa sponsorship for selected international students


For more information please visit the official website.