2024 Open Source Research Experience

Matching summer students with research mentors and sponsors.

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The Open Source Research Experience (OSRE) program provides support for undergraduate and graduate students contributing to open source projects and reproducible research efforts. With its dual focus on both increasing open source communities and making computational research efforts reproducible, the OSRE supports a wide variety of projects. In connection with the OSRE, the UCSC OSPO has taken part in the Google Summer of Code as a mentor organization and managed other sponsored programs such as the NSF funded Summer of Reproducibility. Information from past OSRE years can be found here: 2023 and 2022 (final 2022 reports). Mentors interested in participating in the OSRE (including for projects relevant to GSoC and the SoR) can post their project ideas for students to review. Project ideas are short abstracts that provide an overview of the tasks students will accomplish over the summer. See mentor page for more details. Interested Students or other newcomers to open source or reproducibility should review these project ideas and work with mentors to develop a full proposal. Student projects are due by April 4, 2024. See student information page for more details.

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2024 Open Source Research Experience

OSRE News

OSRE 2024

Open Source Research Experience

As last year OSRE 2024 will include mentors across multiple University of California campuses. Project ideas are listed below.

This year will again include the Summer of Reproducibility with research projects around producing and using reproducibility artifacts (see also ctuning.org and sysartifacts). Quite a few conferences are now offering awards for reproducibility artifacts. This encourages authors to produce reproducibility artifacts. There is great potential for using these artifacts not only for validating research results but also as teaching tools in classrooms and as baselines in research labs. Making producing and using reproducibility artifacts easier can significantly accelerate the rate of insights. The Summer of Reproducibility gives summer students the opportunity to help out in this cutting-edge effort and acquire valuable skills related to reproducibility.

Summer of Reproducibility projects do not need to have at least one UC-affliated mentor.

For students

The deadline for contacting mentors and joining the slack channel for the 2024 program has passed.

If you are interested, have a look at our guidelines for students, which includes timelines on when to contact mentors and proposal guidelines and expectations.

New projects for OSRE 2024 will be published by the end of February. Students can begin reaching out to mentors after February 22, 2024. Proposals are due April 2.

Students interested in applying to any of our projects should join our Slack channel before March 20. Email OSRE Admins to request an invitation.

You can also use our Gitter channel for general questions before reaching out to mentors. https://gitter.im/uc_ospo-osre/community

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Note that this channel is reviewed by the org admin periodically and meant for general organizational questions.

Due to the open source nature of all OSRE projects, contributions are welcome from students or other newcomers from anywhere in the world. Please note that you must have work authorization in your country of residence to take part in this program. Please contact ospo-info-group@ucsc.edu if you have any questions about your eligibility.

We typically support the work of undergraduate students; however graduate students may also apply to work on more advanced project ideas. Please check out the project ideas page and contact the mentor if you have questions.

Student pages

Go to last year’s student pages

We are asking OSRE 2024 students and contributors to share their progress on a regular basis. We are excited to be able to highlight their work on this website and in events such as our Open Source Symposium. This blog post contains instructions on how to start highlighting contributor work with blog posts, also known as “student pages”. And here they are:

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For projects and mentors

The UCSC OSPO is looking for mentors to be part of our 2024 Open Source Research Experience Program (OSRE), which this year also includes a new initiative – the Summer of Reproducibility (SoR). Please read the FAQ for Mentors and, if interested in participating, the instructions for posting projects.

While typical OSRE supported projects require mentors who are connected to University of California-based open source projects, thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, the Summer of Reproducibility allows us to also support US-based mentors interested in research projects related to the creation and usage of reproducibilty artifacts.

The goal of OSRE 2024 is to increase student capabilities in working in open source projects and creating reproducible artifacts, as well as add productive open source contributors and promote open source and reproducibility throughout the UC system and beyond.

The program team at UCSC OSPO values diversity and inclusion in all our projects. We invite mentors from groups traditionally excluded in computer science/open source communities to participate in this program.

Why should you be an OSRE mentor?

If you could use undergraduate research assistance over the summer with your on-going research, this is a great opportunity to get matched to top students. Like Google Summer of Code, the OSRE allows the mentors to choose the students they want to work with based on an interactive and iterative proposal process. The proposal process provides mentors the opportunity to select someone they want to work with who will benefit their project and research.

Who can be a mentor?

Your project needs to

  • EITHER have at least one mentor affiliated with one of the University of California campuses or associated DOE national labs
  • OR have some connection to producing or using reproducibility artifacts.

For University of California (UC) projects: Any UC-affiliated faculty, researchers or graduate students working on projects that are or will ultimately be part of an open source community/ecosystem.

For Summer of Reproducibility (SoR) projects: Researchers and faculty from any US-based organization looking to support the open source production or use of reproducibility artifacts.

All software created as part of an OSRE project must be released as free and open source under a license that is both approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and recognized as free by the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

For more details, please see the FAQ for Mentors and the instructions for posting projects.

For sponsors

Is your organization looking to better utilize open source and want to support projects that directly benefit your work?

Does your company want to strengthen the talent pipeline able to work on technologies essential to your organization’s success?

Do you want to collaborate with innovative open source projects being developed by University of California researchers?

The UC Open Source Research Experience (OSRE) offers your organization the chance to participate in projects that can help your development cycles run faster, benefit from wide collaborations, and help support workforce development in domains your organization needs.

To become a sponsor, fill out the Sponsorship Interest Form. You will be asked to indicate the level of sponsorship you would like to fund and the open source projects you are most interested in engaging with.

Benefits of sponsorship

  • Collaborating on innovative project that are of strategic interest to your industry;
  • Supporting the teaching of open source techniques to a wide range of student contributors;
  • Interacting with the next generation of open source leaders and up and coming talent; and
  • Recognition as an OSRE Sponsor at the Open Source Research Symposium (Fall 2024)

OSRE Sponsor Levels

LevelAmount
Bronze$3,750 (covers 50% of one student stipend for summer)
Silver$7,500 (covers one student full-time for summer)
Gold$15,000 (covers two students full-time for summer)
Table: OSRE 2024 Sponsorship Levels

Becoming a Sponsor

Becoming a sponsor is easy! Fill out the Sponsorship Interest Form or reach out to the OSRE Admins by April 20. Information requested by the form include: name of contact person, level of sponsorship, and projects you are most interested in (if applicable.) The OSRE Admins will follow up with next steps for finalizing the sponsorship process.

Feb 6Priority deadline for posting projects to be considered in the OSPO’s GSoC mentor organization application
Feb 22Deadline for mentors posting projects for OSRE/SoR consideration
Feb 22Accepted Mentor Organizations announced by GSoC - OSPO Accepted!
Feb 22 - Apr 2Mentors help candidates improving their applications, applications are submitted
Mar 20Deadline for students to join Slack channel (a student proposal requirement – do so as early as possible)
Apr 2Student proposal deadline
Apr 3 - 22Mentors evaluate and rank student proposals
Apr 24Student proposal rankings completed by Org Admins
May 1Accepted student proposals announced
May 2 - May 28Community Bonding / Onboarding
June - August*OSRE participants work on projects / includes one mid-term evaluation
*Project start and end dates are flexible but need to be OK’d with Mentor and Org Admin
Table: OSRE 2024 Timeline

2024 Projects

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Administration

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Stephanie Lieggi

Executive Director of OSPO, Executive Director of CROSS, UC Santa Cruz

University of California Mentors

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Stephanie Lieggi

Executive Director of OSPO, Executive Director of CROSS, UC Santa Cruz

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Ziheng Duan

Ph.D. Student, University of California, Irvine

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Dustin Richmond

Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at UC Santa Cruz

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Tyler Sheaves

PhD Student at UC Davis

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David Lee

Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz

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Leilani H. Gilpin

Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz

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Colleen Josephson

Assistant Professor at UC Santa Cruz

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Jose Renau

Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, Department Chair

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Sakshi Garg

Ph.D. Student, UC Santa Cruz

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Jean Luca Bez

Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Austin Rovinski

Assistant Professor, New York University

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Indira Iyer

Head of Customer Success and Outreach

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Jack Luar

Student at National University of Singapore

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Matt Liberty

VP R&D Precision Innovations & Visiting Scholar UCSD

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Vitor Bandeira

Cloud and DevOps Architect at Precision Innovations & Visiting Scholar UCSD & PhD Candidate UFRGS

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Bin Dong

Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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John Wu

Senior Computer Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Kiran Deol

Undergraduate at the University of Alberta

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Oskar Elek

OSPO Incubator Fellow, Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Santa Cruz

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Emily Lovell

OSPO Incubator Fellow, UC Santa Cruz

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Houjun Tang

Computer Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Jesse Cirimelli-Low

Ph.D. Student, UC Santa Cruz

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Cindy Rubio González

Associate Professor, UC Davis

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Hao-Nan Zhu

Ph.D. Student, University of California, Davis

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Dan Bryce

Fellow, Smart Information Flow Technologies, LLC.

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Tim Fallon

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego

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Aldrin Montana

PhD Student, UC Santa Cruz

Summer of Reproducibility Mentors

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Tanu Malik

Associate Professor for Databases, High Performance and Scientific Computing, Systems Development

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Anjus George

HPC Storage R&D staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Kexin Pei

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago

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Meng Wang

PhD Student, University of Chicago

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Raül Sirvent

Established Researcher, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

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Ruidan Li

Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago

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Swami Sundararaman

Senior Manager, IBM

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Yuyang (Roy) Huang

Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago

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Sascha Hunold

Associate Professor, Technical University of Vienna

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Ayse Coskun

Interim Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Professor (ECE, SE); Director, Center for Information and Systems

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Michael Sherman

Research Software Engineer at the University of Chicago

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Flavio Castro

Systems Developer, Argonne National Laboratory

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Joaquin Chung

Research Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory

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Kate Keahey

Scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory and Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago

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Mark Powers

Research Software Engineer at the University of Chicago

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Ashutosh Srivastava

PhD Student, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

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Fraida Fund

Research Assistant Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

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Bogdan "Bo" Stoica

PhD Student, University of Chicago

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Yang Wang

Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

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John Bent

Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Ray Andrew Sinurat

PhD Student, University of Chicago

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Sandeep Madireddy

Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory

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David Koop

Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University

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Daniar H. Kurniawan

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chicago

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Haryadi S. Gunawi

Associate Professor, University of Chicago

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In Kee Kim

Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

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Junchen Jiang

Assitant Professor, University of Chicago

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Luke Rasmussen

Senior Clinical Research Associate, Northwestern University

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Ben Greenman

PI at the University of Utah

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Georg Carle

Full Professor, Technical University of Munich

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Sebastian Gallenmüller

PostDoc, Technical University of Munich

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Miao YU

Ph.D. Student, The Ohio State University

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Cindy Rubio González

Associate Professor, UC Davis

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Hao-Nan Zhu

Ph.D. Student, University of California, Davis

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João Felipe Pimentel

Postdoctoral Researcher, Northern Arizona University

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Juliana Freire

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Data Science at NYU

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Dan Bryce

Fellow, Smart Information Flow Technologies, LLC.

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Tim Fallon

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego

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Vijay Chidambaram

Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

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Anjo Vahldiek-Oberwagner

Research Scientist, Intel Labs

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Yeonju Ro

Ph.D. Student, The University of Texas at Austin

2024 Contributors

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Mohit Goyal

Student at National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar

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Audrey Ostrom

Alumni of UC Santa Cruz

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Ayush Sharma

GSoC Contributor, LFX mentee, Data scientist @Medlr

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Nicole Brewer

OSPO Summer of Reproducibility Fellow

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Klaus Kraßnitzer

Master’s student, TU Wien

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Ahmed Hassan Falah

Computer and Communications student

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Kyrillos Ishak

Computer Engineering student

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Mahdi Banisharifdehkordi

Ph.D. student in Computer Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence

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Nikhil Wani

Graduate, University of Southern California (USC)

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Acheme Christopher Acheme

PhD Student at Clemson University

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Aditya Narayan

CS Undergraduate, Amity Noida

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Aviral Kaintura

Student at National Forensic Sciences University, Delhi Campus

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Palaniappan R

Student at Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani

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Triveni Gurram

Graduate Computer Science student at Northern Illinois University

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Yash Kumar

Undergraduate in Electronics and Communications Engineering

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Archit Dabral

Mathematics and Computing Student at IIT BHU

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Jiajun Mao

OSRE 2024 Participant/Researcher

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Lihaowen (Jayce) Zhu

Master Student, University of Chicago

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Martin L. Putra

Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago

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Xikang Song

Master’s student at University of Chicago

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Joanna Cheng

Student at Johns Hopkins University

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Shuang Liang

Undergraduate Student, The Ohio State University

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William Nixon

Student at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Bandung

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Qianru Zhang

University of Waterloo Graduate

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Joel Tony

Computer Science Junior at Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani

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Emmanuella Rumanti

Undergraduate Electrical Engineering student at Institut Teknologi Bandung

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Kilian Warmuth

M.Sc. student at Technical University of Munich (TUM)

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Ashwin Bardhwaj

Undergraduate Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student at University of California, Berkeley

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Ujjwal Shekhar

Undergraduate Computer Science student at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

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Arya Sarkar

Founding Engineer @ Docunexus Inc.

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Mrigank Pawagi

Mathematics and Computing Student at the Indian Institute of Science

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Sarthak Chowdhary(Shaburu)

GSoC Contributor | Student at Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, VJTI, Mumbai | Product Manager at Purplle | Entrepreneur