Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) Program 2022

February 11, 2022

Opportunity begins:

Jun 20, 2022

Opportunity ends:

Aug 19, 2022

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  • United States of America
Los Angeles


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. The student team, with support from their academic mentor and industry mentor, will research the problem and present their results, both orally and in writing, at the end of the program.


The REU program is nine weeks. IPAM provides each undergraduate student with a travel allowance and a stipend of $3,500. Housing and most meals are also included.

RIPS-LA students will live in residence halls on the UCLA campus and will work at IPAM. We expect to have nine projects. 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!


Industry sponsors have included: The Aerospace Corporation, Air Force Research Laboratory, Alibaba, Amazon, AMD, Aquatic, Google, GumGum, HRL, and Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Details about the 2021 RIPS sponsors will be announced at a later time.

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Description of Ideal Candidate:

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.


Deadline: February 11, 2022

Program Starts: June 20, 2022

Program Ends: August 19, 2022

Cost/funding for participants:


Round-trip travel to Los Angeles and accommodations at UCLA are included. Students will also receive a meal allowance and a generous stipend.

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