Student Yingzhe Li Places Top 12 in Worldwide Broadcom Competition

Monday, August 24, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. – June 5, 2015 – The University of Texas at Austin graduate student Yingzhe Li presented innovative engineering research at the fourth annual Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition sponsored by Broadcom Foundation, a non-profit funded by Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM). Li’s project is titled “A Stochastic Geometry Approach to the Coexistence of LTE and Wi-Fi in Unlicensed Spectrum.”

Li was among student finalists from 12 universities competing at Broadcom Corporation’s annual Technical Conference held in Irvine, California on June 4. Selected by Broadcom Foundation’s Selection Committee comprised of preeminent engineers, finalists shared insight into their engineering research and how its future application will contribute to advancement of society. In the final round, more than 400 distinguished Broadcom engineers judge the finalists on a three minute presentation with a single slide and a four hour poster session where they demonstrate the scientific rigor, technology sophistication,innovation of their work. The top three winners are awarded unrestricted cash prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 respectively.

"Spearheaded by Broadcom Corporation’s co-founder and chairman of the board, Henry Samueli, this competition celebrates both academic excellence and social awareness by graduate students whose engineering innovations will yield unlimited benefits not only to their generation, but society at large,” said Paula Golden, President and Executive Director of Broadcom Foundation and Director of Community Affairs at Broadcom Corporation. “The talent and intellectual fire-power of these finalists, who are engaged in ground-breaking research at premier universities from across the world, is profound. We are honored to have them compete in the Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition."

Broadcom Foundation’s mission is to advance education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by funding research, recognizing scholarship and increasing opportunity. The goal of the University Research Competition is to encourage young researchers throughout the world to become the next generation of great innovators in electrical engineering and related fields.

About Broadcom Foundation

Broadcom Foundation was founded to inspire and enable young people throughout the world to enter careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through partnerships with local schools, colleges, universities and non-profit organizations. Broadcom Foundation is the proud sponsor of the Broadcom MASTERS®, a program of Society for Science & the Public – a leading science and engineering competition for middle school children. The Foundation's mission is to advance education in STEM by funding research, recognizing scholarship and increasing opportunity. Learn more at

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