Three graduate students enrolled in NJIT’s computer science master’s degree program will travel to Japan next spring to take advantage of an unusual internship program. For five months the students will study in Tokyo at the prestigious National Institute of Informatics, known in Japan as a national center for information technology research. Video mining, indexing, wireless sensors and network applications will number among the research topics that the three students hope to complete by late summer.
The students, all from Harrison, include Sheetal Rajgure, who will take a course on video mining and indexing. Bharat Velagapudi will study correlation clustering and Neeraj Rajgure will look at wireless sensors and network-applications.
“We like these internships because everyone wins,” explained computer science professor Vincent Oria, who organized the program, “Not only do the students learn how research is done in different environments. But when they return, they share their wealth of new knowledge with other NJIT students and faculty.” Oria has worked with colleagues at this Japanese institute since 2000.
NII is Japan's only general academic research institution. Studies focus on the new discipline of informatics and advance integrated research and development activities in information-related fields, including networking, software, and content. Activities range from theoretical and methodological work to applications.