QuickFacts about SAIGE

Where are we from?

SAIGE is an international, multicultural, and multidisciplinary research group. The cultural backgrounds of our members are located on the global map as follows.

Where do SAIGE students get the job?

At SAIGE, students are strongly encouraged to intern at top research labs during the summer. They also get full-time job offers from the top research labs. The list of employers are as follows:

  • Internships: Adobe, Amazon, Google, Google X, Intel, LinkedIn, Microsoft, MERL, Meta, Qualcomm, Smule, Spotify
  • Full-time positions: Amazon, Microsoft, Naval Surface Warfare Center

* Above lists do not include job offers the students had to turn down.

How are we funded? How are students financially supported?

SAIGE appreciates research funding from various federal, corporate, and international sponsors: The National Science Foundation, ETRI and Ministry of Science and ICT (Korea), Intel Corp., Synaptics, Amazon, MERL, and Adobe Systems, Inc.

During the academic year (i.e., spring and fall semesters), SAIGE students are mostly hired as research assistants from the research funding. Sometimes they are also hired as an associate instructor (teaching assistant) for Minje’s courses, EGNR E511 Machine Learning for Signal Processing or ENGR E533 Deep Learning Systems. Occasionally they are also supported by fellowships and internships during the semesters. Below are the statistics about their academic support. Out of 58 total semesters as of spring 2023 (the total period of time of all students spent as a member of SAIGE),

  • Research Assistant: 41
  • Fellowships: 11
  • Associate Instructor: 10
  • Internship: 1

How long does it take to get the Ph.D. degree at SAIGE?

Ph.D. students at SAIGE spend four to six years in their program to graduate. The time varies depending on their job search, research progress, and whether they have a master’s degree.