Center for Research in Comptuer Vision
Center for Research in Comptuer Vision

2015 NSF REU in Computer Vision Poster Session

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the Center for Research in Computer Vision at UCF as a site for Research Experiences for Undergraduates in the area of Computer Vision.

The purpose of the REU program 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 the program by NSF in 1987. More than 270 undergraduates from over sixty institutions throughout the country have participated in this project. These undergraduates have co-authored more than 70 research papers (in reputed journals like 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.

This summer, ten students from seven institutions are participating in the REU program.
Students have gone through extensive research experience:
This year's cohort worked on topics that are the central focus of CRCV.
Elizabeth Cole and Daniel Donenfeld worked on individual organ detection and classification in CT medical images. Two different approaches are being tried concurrently. Rubba Ashwas, John Burnum, and Andrei Bonteanu worked on aspects of crowd analysis, including person detection, group tracking, and predicting unsafe events. Logan Lebanoff and Karunya Tota worked on counting people in a large, dense crowd, employing two different approaches. David Hill, Lance Lebanoff and Jonathan Pham worked on different components of the task of getting expressive captions from visual images.

You are invited to a Poster Session related to their research projects on Monday, August 3rd from 12:00 Noon - 1:30pm in HEC 101.


12: 00 Noon - Lunch (Pizza will be served starting at Noon on a first-come, first-served basis)

12:30 PM - Spotlights: Each student will make a 90 second presentation about his/her project

12:30 - 1:00 PM - Posters

REU Participants: (

Lance Lebanoff - University of Central Florida Logan Lebanoff - University of Central Florida Rubba Ashwas - University of Central Florida David Hill - University of Central Florida Jonathan Pham - University of Nevada, Reno Daniel Donenfeld - Cornell University John Andrew Burnum - University of Tennessee, Knoxville Andrei Bonteanu - The University of Texas at Austin Elizabeth Cole - University of Massachusetts, Amherst Karunya Tota - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign