Research Experience for Undergraduates in Computer Vision
Dr. Mubarak Shah, Dr. Niels Lobo and Dr. Rahul Sukthankar
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the Center for Research in Computer Vision at the University of Central Florida (UCF) as a site for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in the area of Computer Vision for 2015-2017. The purpose of the REU is to encourage undergraduate students to pursue graduate school and research careers.
UCF has continued to be an REU site in Computer Vision since the inception of REU by NSF in 1987. During the last quarter century more than 270 undergraduate students from more than 65 different schools all over the U.S. have participated in this program. These undergraduates have co-authored 79 research papers (in reputed journals ike PAMI, PR, CVGIP, and conferences like ICCV, CVPR, ICPR). Approximately half of these participants have gone to graduate schools, fifteen students have written Honors in the Major Theses, several participants are now faculty members at different Universities, and several participants have started their own companies.
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This year, ten undergraduate students will participate in this program from across the U.S. The University of Central Florida will serve as a central point for coordination and administration of the program. This year's program will start around May 14, and will end around August 9; this is open to all sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates in computer science, computer engineering and related fields, who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Students will be given an introductory course in Computer Vision during the first few weeks, and then be introduced to various research projects in the Computer Vision area. The students will work full time on their individual research projects during the summer semester. Each student will be paid a stipend of $6,000 for the summer, and receive a small travel allowance, a small meal allowance, and a housing stipend for the summer.
If you are a junior or senior in Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering and have a GPA of 3.0 or above, and are interested in participating in this project please apply electronically before March 15, 2015 by visiting our web page by clicking here (Apply).
If you have any questions regarding this program, please see/call one of Professors Shah, Lobo, Suthankar or Bagci; or send email to Tonya LaPrarie.
Watch a short video to know why you should consider our REU program: