We are excited to announce the start of the 8th edition of the Graduate-Level Research in Industrial Projects for Students (G-RIPS) summer program at the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). This year, we are delighted to welcome twelve outstanding international students from the USA and Europe for an intensive eight-week research experience. Organized in collaboration with the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA, G-RIPS continues to bridge the gap between academia and industry by offering projects that combine academic rigor with practical industrial applications.

This year's projects span several cutting-edge areas in partnership with the Research Campus MODAL, including wind energy optimization, photonics simulations, and deep learning for biomedical imaging. The specific projects for this year are:

  • Energy Lab: Focused on addressing flow instabilities in wind energy systems.
  • Nano Lab: Utilizing machine learning to optimize numerical settings for finite-element based optics simulations.
  • MedLab: Employing deep learning to enhance the analysis of sub-cellular structures using cryo-electron tomography.

Participants will engage in hands-on research, utilizing advanced computational tools and techniques to address real-world industrial challenges. The program not only provides a platform for students to apply their academic knowledge but also fosters collaboration and innovation through interactions with industrial partners and academic mentors.

We look forward to the innovative solutions and insights that will emerge from this year's projects, contributing to advancements in renewable energy, photonics, and biomedical imaging.