IRIS-HEP Fellows Program

We are not currently accepting Fellow applications. Please watch this page for updates regarding future opportunities.

People are the key to successful software. IRIS-HEP aims to promote the development of advanced research software skills by providing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to connect with mentors within the larger High Energy Physics (HEP) and Computational/Data Science community. At the same time, we aim to promote software as a collaborative activity and encourage collaborations which engage individuals in ways that maximize their potential and their potential impact on the community.

To accomplish these goals, IRIS-HEP has created a Fellows program. IRIS-HEP Fellows will spend some number of months working with a mentor to build their skills while working on a research software project relevant to the Institute.

Who should apply to the Fellows program? - Are you reasonably comfortable with basic programming through skills acquired (for example) from coursework or dedicated training activities? Are you interested in building on those skills to gain experience through contributions to cutting edge open source research software projects? Then the IRIS-HEP Fellows program could be for you. Prior physics knowledge is helpful, but not required. We will also offer dedicated training activities to help you improve specific software skills. Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups in STEM activities are particularly encouraged.

Projects: Research software projects should in general be in the R&D areas listed above or (in some cases) be projects of more general interest to the HEP community. How do you find a project? There are several possibilities:

  • Examples of currently open IRIS-HEP Fellow projects can be found on a separate webpage. These projects are of interest to IRIS-HEP researchers (who may then act as mentors). You can write to the mentor listed to discuss or reach out to fellows@iris-hep.org for more information. This page may be updated from time to time, so check back and reload.
  • Additional example projects of interest in the wider HEP community can also be found on the HEP Software Foundation Google Summer of Code (HSF GSoC) webpage. While GSoC is a separate program, funded by Google, many of the projects could also be appropriate for IRIS-HEP Fellows if they are related to the R&D areas listed above.
  • Recent Fellows and links to descriptions of their projects can be found below in the list of current and past Fellows. In some cases, there may be continuations of those projects.
  • Some additional projects can be found on the open projects page of the Compiler Research project
  • You can explore the links above to the IRIS-HEP R&D research activities. Most IRIS-HEP active projects list contacts with whom you can discuss to bring your own ideas.

Funding: The funding support for IRIS-HEP Fellows associated with U.S. academic institutions is provided by the National Science Foundation through Cooperative Agreement OAC-1836650 as well as private foundation support. Funding for Fellows associated with international academic institutions has been provided by a combination of university, industry and private foundation support.

Current IRIS-HEP Fellows

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Anni Li
University of California, San Diego

Jun – Sep, 2022

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Haoran Sun
University of Washington

Jun – Sep, 2022

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Jake Li
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jun – Aug, 2022

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Ameya Thete
BITS, Pilani - K.K. Birla Goa Campus

Jun – Aug, 2022

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Saransh Chopra
Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi

Jun – Aug, 2022

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Jay Gohil
School of Technology PDEU

Jun – Sep, 2022

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Philip Templeman
University of Notre Dame

May – Aug, 2022

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Max Zhao
University of California, Berkeley

May – Aug, 2022

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Aryan Roy
Manipal Institute of Technology

Apr – Aug, 2021
May – Jul, 2022

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Natalie Bruhwiler
University of California, Berkeley

May – Aug, 2022

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Surya Somayyajula
University of Wisconsin-Madison

May – Aug, 2022

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Zoë Bilodeau
Skidmore College

May – Aug, 2022

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Katie Edwards
Iowa State University

May – Aug, 2022

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Elliott Kauffman
Duke University

May – Aug, 2022

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Ben Kuchma
University of Massachusetts - Amherst

May – Aug, 2022

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Peter Ridolfi
University of Pittsburgh

May – Aug, 2022

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Zijun Wang
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

May – Aug, 2022

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Manasvi Goyal
Delhi Technological University

May – Jul, 2022

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Durbar Chakraborty
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

May – Aug, 2022

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Aman Goel
Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi

Feb – Aug, 2022
Jun – Aug, 2021

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Dominika Maria Krawiec
University of Warwick, UK

Feb – May, 2022

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Parth Arora
University School of Information, Communication and Technology, GGSIPU, New Delhi, India

Nov, 2021 – May, 2022

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Kaitlin Salyer
Boston University

Jun – Dec, 2021


Former IRIS-HEP Fellows

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Sukanya Krishna
University of California, San Diego

Jun – Sep, 2021

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Rahul Agrawal
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP)

Jun – Sep, 2021

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Eshan Bhargava
University of Southern California

Jun – Sep, 2021

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Jason Hipkins
University of Maryland - College Park

Jun – Sep, 2021

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Rohith Karur
UC Berkeley/LBNL

Jun – Sep, 2021

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Storm Lin
UC Berkeley

Jun – Aug, 2021

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Santam Roy Choudhury
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

Jun – Aug, 2021

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Kyle Feist
University of Kentucky

Jun – Aug, 2021

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Ajay Rawat
University of Washington

Jun – Aug, 2021

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Mihir Katare
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

May – Aug, 2021

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Braden Kronheim
Davidson College

May – Aug, 2021

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Nicholas Decheine
University of Wisconsin - Madison

May – Aug, 2021

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Sammy Edwards
University of Wisconsin - Platteville

May – Aug, 2021

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Nupur Oza
University of Pennsylvania

May – Aug, 2021

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Varun Sreenivasan
University of Wisconsin-Madison

May – Aug, 2021

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Shuo Liu
Columbia University in the City of New York

May – Aug, 2021

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Jason Wong
University of California, Berkeley

May – Aug, 2021

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Sofia Graziano
University of Pennsylvania

May – Aug, 2021

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Shravan Chaudhari
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani

May – Aug, 2021

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Ali Hariri
University of Alabama

May – Aug, 2021

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Farouk Mokhtar
University of California, San Diego

Apr – Sep, 2021

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Orgho Neogi
University of Iowa

Feb – Aug, 2021

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Baidyanath Kundu
Manipal Institute of Technology

Feb – Apr, 2021

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Brian Cruz
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Jan – Jun, 2021

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Max Orok
University of Ottawa

Jan – Jul, 2021

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Garima Singh
Manipal Institute of Technology

Jan – May, 2021

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Emily Tsai
University of Texas at Austin

Jan – May, 2021

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Jayjeet Chakraborty
National Institute Of Technology, Durgapur

Jun – Sep, 2020
Jan – Jul, 2021

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Anish Biswas
Manipal Institute of Technology

Jan – Apr, 2021

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Omar Alterkait
University of Colorado, Boulder

Jan – Jun, 2021

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Ed van Bruggen
University of Washington, Seattle

Jan – Jun, 2021

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Abdelrahman Elabd
University of Pennsylvania

Jan – Jul, 2021

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Jeremy Ferguson
University of California-Berkeley

Jan – Jun, 2021

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Aaron Wang
University of Washington, Seattle

Jan – Jun, 2021

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Zora Che
Boston University

Jan – May, 2021

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Caitlin Patterson
The Ohio State University

Jan – Jun, 2021

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Vesal Razavimaleki
University of California, San Diego

Jul – Sep, 2020

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Suhaib Shaikh
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Jul – Sep, 2020

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Tomohiro Yamazaki
University of California, Berkeley

Jul – Sep, 2020

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Peter Chatain
Stanford University

Jun – Sep, 2020

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Sean Condon
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jun – Aug, 2020

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Pratyush (Reik) Das
Institute of Engineering & Management (Kolkata)

Jun – Sep, 2020
Jun – Sep, 2019

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Aneesh Heintz
Cornell University

Jun – Sep, 2020

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Alan Aneeth Jegaraj
University of Cincinnati

Jun – Aug, 2020

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Hector Castro Noguez
Boston University

Jun – Aug, 2020

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Vladimir Ovechkin
University of Washington, Seattle

Jun – Aug, 2020

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Xiongfeng Song
Rice University

Jun – Aug, 2020

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Erik Wallin
Lund University

Jun – Aug, 2020

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Bo Zheng
Rice University

Jun – Aug, 2020

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David Liu
University of Washington

May – Sep, 2020

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Thomas Shearer
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

May – Aug, 2020

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Manjari Trivedi
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

May – Aug, 2020

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Ralf Farkas
Universität Bonn (Germany)

Jan – Mar, 2020

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Raghav Kansal
University of California, San Diego

Jun – Aug, 2019