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


Research Experience for Undergraduates in Computer Vision

Dr. Mubarak Shah and Dr. Niels Lobo

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 2018-2020. 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 300 undergraduate students from more than 75 different schools all over the U.S. have participated in this program. These undergraduates have co-authored 80 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.

See REU for more details.

This year, ten undergraduate students from across the U.S. will participate in this program. This year's program will start around May 17, and will end around July 30; 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 $5,000 for the summer, and receive a small travel allowance, a small meal allowance, and a summer housing stipend.

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 8, 2019. The application can be accessed here.

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