QuickFacts about SAIGE

Where are we from?

SAIGE is an international, multicultural, and multidisciplinary research group. The cultural backgrounds of our members are located in 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: Amazon, Google, Google X, Intel, LinkedIn, MERL, Qualcomm, Smule, Spotify
  • Full-time positions: Amazon, Microsoft

* 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, 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 44 total semesters as of spring 2021 (the total period of time of all students spent as a member of SAIGE),

  • Research Assistant: 26
  • Fellowships: 9
  • Associate Instructor: 8
  • Internship: 1

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

There have been two PhDs graduated so far, who spent four years in the lab until they graduated, respectively. However, they had two years of prior experience in their PhD programs before joining SAIGE.