Research Experience for UndergraduatesUTEP REU Summer Site in Applied Intelligent Systems
The Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), in collaboration with the departments of Psychology, Biological Sciences, Industrial Engineering, and Civil Engineering, offers a ten-week full-time research program for qualified undergraduates in the area of applied intelligent systems.
The program is supported by the National Science Foundation and will sponsor ten students who will work full-time during the summer over a ten-week period. It will emphasize interdisciplinary research, with the unifying research theme consisting of the application of intelligent system techniques, including machine learning, data mining, optimization, and image analysis, to solve relevant real-world data analysis problems in science and engineering fields. This will allow the students to gain a broader overview of science and engineering as a potential career than would be possible in more narrowly-defined research areas.
Each student will receive a stipend of $4,000 for the ten-week period, on-campus housing, a food allowance of $1200, and a travel allowance of up to $600.
Students majoring in computer science, or students majoring in any science or engineering field who have a strong computer science background are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants need to submit by email, no later than April 30, 2009, a completed application form, a copy of their current transcript issued by the university, and two letters of recommendation (preferably by the applicant's academic professors and advisors).
Applications forms and transcripts must be submitted by email to ofuentes at utep dot edu. Recommendation letters should be sent directly by the reference writer to the same address.
Computer Science Department
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso 79968
Phone: (915) 747-6956
email: ofuentes at utep dot edu