g-RIPS-Sendai 2021



The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) program has been held at the Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics (IPAM ) of  the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2018, the Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) at Tohoku University in Sendai launched the g-RIPS-Sendai program in collaboration with IPAM, targeting graduate-level students in mathematical science and related disciplines. This year, g-RIPS-Sendai 2021 will be held as follows.

Participants from the U.S. and Japan will work on cross-cultural teams on research projects designed by industrial partners. The projects are expected to be of great interest to the partners and offer stimulating challenges to students. Most projects will involve both mathematical and computational work. More information related to programs offered by IPAM can be found at Student Research Programs, Past Student Research Programs, and Video.

COVID-19 Related Notices

Please note that the program will be held in one of the following formats depending on the COVID-19 situation in Japan and the U.S.: on-site, partially online, or fully online. In April, AIMR will decide how to hold the program, and then inform the participants.

More information for COVID-19 at AIMR can be found here.


The industrial partners for g-RIPS-Sendai 2021 include the following:

Each project team has four cross-cultural members: two from the U.S. and two from Japan.

Academic and industrial mentors will take care of each project team.

Past g-RIPS Program

g-RIPS-Sendai 2019 was held from June 17 through August 9, 2019; 13 participants worked on three projects.

For more information, please visit here.

Opening Day
Working space
Group presentation
With exectives from industry partners
Japanese language class
Discussion on Projects Day
Projects Day

Voices from Participants

20182019. Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ page is written only in Japanese.)


For application by U.S. students, visit the IPAM site.

Japanese students and international students studying in Japan should apply from the Japanese page.


Sendai Tanabata Festival

In cooperation with the following organizations:

Please send your questions to g-rips-sendai_organizers@grp.tohoku.ac.jp