Summer Internship Secured through DAAD RISE Germany Program

May 15, 2024

The SimTech junior research group of Miriam Klopotek on Many Body Simulations and Machine Learning through the initiative of doctoral researcher Mario Gaimann has successfully secured a DAAD RISE Germany scholarship, bringing an intern from the United States, Arvin Kushwaha, to join the research group.

The DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Germany program facilitates research internships for bachelor students from North America, the UK, and Ireland at universities and non-university research institutions in Germany. RISE Germany is funded by the Federal Foreign Office and through various partnerships.

Arvin Kushwaha, currently a triple-major undergraduate student in Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics at North Carolina State University, is expected to graduate in Spring 2025. His academic pursuits revolve around applying computational techniques to physical simulations. Additionally, he is actively involved in diverse projects, showcased on his GitHub profile, spanning from physics simulations to machine learning applications.

(Patrick Egenlauf, Arvin Kushwaha, Max Weinmann, Mario Gaimann - from left to right)
(Patrick Egenlauf, Arvin Kushwaha, Max Weinmann, Mario Gaimann - from left to right)

Selected from approximately 10 candidates who applied for the group’s offered project through a competitive and structured process under the DAAD RISE Germany program, Arvin has been awarded the DAAD funding. Under the mentorship of Patrick Egenlauf, Max Weinmann, and Miriam Klopotek, Arvin will commence his internship on May 15th, focusing on research concerning Reinforcement Learning for Dynamical Systems Control.

“The application process was rigorous and multi-tiered. Out of 10 students who applied to our group, Arvin emerged as the top candidate, showcasing exceptional promise and aptitude. Subsequently, Arvin and our project were chosen by the DAAD from among the submitted proposals”, explains Mario Gaimann.

Participation in the DAAD RISE Germany program is highly competitive, reflecting the caliber of applicants. This year, a staggering 2,358 North American, British, and Irish students vied for positions, with only 370 being selected.

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