Student Application

PCL - Google Summer of Code 2013 - Student Application

If you meet the general requirements and are interested in working on one of the Point Cloud Library projects during Google Summer of Code 2013, you can apply by:

Your application should include the following information:

Contact information

  1. Your name
  2. A phone number
  3. An email address where we can reach you for daily communication


Please list the math and computer science courses you have taken.  In particular, we are interested in your background in:

  1. Algorithms/data structures
  2. Computational geometry
  3. Computer graphics
  4. Computer vision/perception
  5. Robotics
  6. Software engineering


Please list any experience you’ve had in software development, including relevant class projects, internships, undergraduate or graduate research, and/or contributions to open source projects.  For each example, please include a brief description of the overall project along with the specific contributions you made and when you made them.

In addition to the above information, we are interested in concrete examples of your work, which will include:

  1. Sample code .  Please send an example of code you have written that you are proud of; be prepared to answer questions about it.
  2. Peer-reviewed publications .  If you have participated in undergraduate or graduate research, please include a copy of any relevant publications.
  3. Specialized skills . If you have experience/skills in particular areas that you believe would be useful to one of our projects, please let us know.
  4. Personal website . If you have a website that discusses your research or other projects, please include a link.

Statement of intent

In a paragraph or two, describe your interests and background.  Please tell us which of the project ideas you are interested in and why you’d like to work on it.  If you have a proposal for a project not included on our list, please describe the idea clearly and provide a motivation for the work and a timeline for how you plan to accomplish it.


Please list two or three academic references.