17 OSRE Students Contributing to UC-Based OS Projects

UC Mentors will work with record number of OSRE Students including 14 GSoC Mentors in Summer 2022

The UCSC OSPO Open Source Research Experience (OSRE) Program is excited to announce that our mentors will work with 17 student contributors this summer. This includes 14 contributors sponsored by the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) under the Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS) mentor organization. Aside from GSoC, OSRE sponsors this year include Toshiba America Electronic Components, and Baskin Engineering Inclusive Excellence Hub (IEH), and CITRIS.

This is the most students to be supported by the OSRE program since its inception in 2020, and almost doubles the number of OSRE students in 2021. Most notably, the number of GSoC contributor slots is nearly triple the slots awarded to CROSS in 2021. This significant increase in GSoC support is in large part due to the expansion of the OSRE to include mentors from other UC campuses and affiliated labs. This year the OSRE is excited to include 18 mentors who include researchers and faculty from three UC campuses (Santa Cruz, Riverside, and San Diego) as well one UC-run lab (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab). All these mentors are involved with UC-based open source projects and ecosystems.

OSRE mentors posted project ideas for contributors on the Project Ideas page in early 2022 and began advising interested contributors in February. Interested students/contributors submitted their project proposals in April and slots were announced on May 19. The CROSS/OSPO organization administrators received 53 applications this year through the GSoC portal – a 33% increase from the 2021 application pool.

Student contributors begin working on their projects in mid-June, ending in late August/ early September. All summer contributors will be asked to present their work at the Open Source Research Symposium scheduled to take place in late September 2022 (in-person at UC Santa Cruz as well as remote.) The OSPO will also be highlighting the work of these contributors throughout the summer, so come back to check out the progress.

OSRE 2022 Student Contributors

Contributor Summer Project Country Contributor’s Affiliation UC-based OS Project
Mohammad Abdussalam Geospatial Data Science on AsterixDB Egypt Alexandria University Asterix
Sridhar Dhamija DirtViz: Visualize Sensor Data India Birla Institute of Technology and Science, K.K. Birla Goa Campus DirtVix
Xuan Xu Python Interface to HDF5 Asynchronous I/O China Zhengzhou University HDF5
Craig White Create python interface for PDC USA Florida Polytechnic University PDC
Talha Ahmed Register File Generator Pakistan Usman Institute of Technology OpenRAM
Arman Avetisyan OpenLane/SKY130 Demos and tutorials Armenia National Polytech University OpenRoad
Chamika Sudusinghe VLSI Power Planning and Analysis Sri Lanka University of Moratuwa, OpenRoad
Nimra Khan Demos and Tutorials Pakistan Usman Institute of Technology OpenRoad
Pranay Mathur Path finding algorithm using OpenCV and machine learning India Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani OSAVC
Bhumil Depani Driver Module for Open Source Autonomous Vehicle Controller India Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of OSAVC
Joshua Angel Autonomous Vehicle and Sensor Dynamic Simulation with Gazebo USA UC Santa Cruz OSAVC
Asavari Ambavane Develop a website for PolyPhy India Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute PolyPhy
Patrice Musoke DevOps for PolyPhy, A Python Library for Polyphorm. USA Temple University PolyPhy
Hari Prasad Discrete graph extraction from simulated scalar fields India T.K.M College of Engineering PolyPhy
Kwan Ting (Kestino) Lau Creating new data visualization regimes USA University of Michigan PolyPhy
Rupesh Gelal Developing website and writing content for PolyPhy Nepal Nepal Engineering College PolyPhy
Rachel Lau NVMe for Rotational Media USA UC Santa Cruz Eusocial Storage
Table: OSRE 2022 Student Contributors
Stephanie Lieggi
Stephanie Lieggi
Executive Director of OSPO, Executive Director of CROSS