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 โ€“ 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

ContributorSummer ProjectCountryContributor’s AffiliationUC-based OS Project
Mohammad AbdussalamGeospatial Data Science on AsterixDBEgyptAlexandria UniversityAsterix
Sridhar DhamijaDirtViz: Visualize Sensor DataIndiaBirla Institute of Technology and Science, K.K. Birla Goa CampusDirtVix
Xuan XuPython Interface to HDF5 Asynchronous I/OChinaZhengzhou UniversityHDF5
Craig WhiteCreate python interface for PDCUSAFlorida Polytechnic UniversityPDC
Talha AhmedRegister File GeneratorPakistanUsman Institute of TechnologyOpenRAM
Arman AvetisyanOpenLane/SKY130 Demos and tutorialsArmeniaNational Polytech UniversityOpenRoad
Chamika SudusingheVLSI Power Planning and AnalysisSri LankaUniversity of Moratuwa,OpenRoad
Nimra KhanDemos and TutorialsPakistanUsman Institute of TechnologyOpenRoad
Pranay MathurPath finding algorithm using OpenCV and machine learningIndiaBirla Institute of Technology and Science, PilaniOSAVC
Bhumil DepaniDriver Module for Open Source Autonomous Vehicle ControllerIndiaSardar Vallabhbhai National Institute ofOSAVC
Joshua AngelAutonomous Vehicle and Sensor Dynamic Simulation with GazeboUSAUC Santa CruzOSAVC
Asavari AmbavaneDevelop a website for PolyPhyIndiaVeermata Jijabai Technological InstitutePolyPhy
Patrice MusokeDevOps for PolyPhy, A Python Library for Polyphorm.USATemple UniversityPolyPhy
Hari PrasadDiscrete graph extraction from simulated scalar fieldsIndiaT.K.M College of EngineeringPolyPhy
Kwan Ting (Kestino) LauCreating new data visualization regimesUSAUniversity of MichiganPolyPhy
Rupesh GelalDeveloping website and writing content for PolyPhyNepalNepal Engineering CollegePolyPhy
Rachel LauNVMe for Rotational MediaUSAUC Santa CruzEusocial Storage
Table: OSRE 2022 Student Contributors
Stephanie Lieggi
Stephanie Lieggi
Executive Director of OSPO, Executive Director of CROSS, UC Santa Cruz