Summer Fellowship and PhD opportunities at Rice University and University of Utah

Learn about Fellowship and PhD opportunities with Serbian and American professors at Rice University and the University of Utah. You will hear about the programs from professors, students who have previously been a part of this journey, and members of the Serbian-American Chamber of Commerce in Houston.

Dec 16, 2021, 2:00 – 4:00 PM



Key Themes

Career Development

About this event

Serbian-American Chamber of Commerce in Houston (SACCH) and professors from Rice University and the University of Utah are joining us in an event to present you with once-in-a-lifetime career advancement opportunities, along with students who have already taken part in some of their programs.

Every year since 2013, SACCH organizes Computer Science Student Advancement Program (CSSAP), a research program that offers a 3-month summer fellowship at Rice University Computer Science Department, Houston, TX, USA, for undergraduate students currently enrolled in a Computer Science program in Serbia.

Through this program, students get first-hand experience working on a word-class research project in an area of Computer Science of their interest. The students are placed in a dynamic environment, working closely with Rice University faculty members, Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral fellows. Most of the internship projects result in a research paper published in a leading scientific conference or journal, with the student one of the leading authors.

CSSAP has even motivated some students to pursue PhDs at Rice, and you will be able to hear more about research there from professor Zoran Budimlić. You will also get to hear this year's Research Fellow's experiences.
Read more here:

After hearing all about opportunities at Rice, we will be joined by Nikola Marković, Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, whose research group is doing remarkable things, such as developing a computer vision system to automatically collect aircraft operations data at Utah airports, creating software for routing snowplow trucks in Utah, and working on algorithms to embed resource constraints into optimal learning procedures in the field of Optimization and Data Science.

The following is a video presentation about his PhD programs. If you are interested in doing a PhD at Utah, please watch it prior to the event.

You can also read some of the research his group published, here:

We strongly encourage you to leave any questions you may have for the professor in this Google Form, as the discussion will be based around the questions we receive:



Thursday, December 16, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM UTC


SACCH Introduction
Rice Fellowship Experiences
PhD at University of Utah


  • Vesna Mirković



  • Vladan Jevremović



  • Zoran Budimlić

    Rice University

    Senior Research Scientist

  • Nikola Marković

    University of Utah

    Assistant Professor

  • Miljan Đorđevic

    University of Belgrade

    Research Fellow at Rice University

  • Andrej Jakovljević

    University of Belgrade

    Research Fellow at Rice University


  • Viktor Katzenberger

    University of Belgrade

    GDSC Tech Lead


SACCH logo



  • Bogdan Radosavljevic


    GDSC Lead

  • Vanja Milutinovic


    GDSC Lead

  • Sara Radosavljević

    Event Coordinator

  • Aleksandar Stoiljković

    IT Coordinator

  • Sandra Stevanovic

    Faculty of Security

    HR Lead

  • Bojana Ristic

    CR Lead

  • Ana Lutovac

    IT Lead

  • Luka Zdravic

    IT Lead

  • Aleksa Erić


    IT Lead

  • Marija Stepanović

    PR Lead

Contact Us