[robotics-worldwide] REU Computing for Disasters at Texas A&M: Applications due Mar 1

Robin Murphy murphy at cse.tamu.edu
Mon Feb 18 19:36:48 PST 2013

We are pleased to announce the 2013 Research Experiences for
Undergraduates(REU) program for computer science and computer
engineering students (
http://cse.tamu.edu/reu).  We expect to have NSF funding for an additional
10 spots for students to work on topics in Computing for Disasters,
specifically in intelligent systems and robotics, human-centered systems,
systems and security, and theoretical foundations. Robotics projects will
be based on the experiences of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and
Rescue assisting with land, aerial, and marine robots at 15 disasters
including the the World Trade Center, Hurricane Katrina, Fukushima Daiichi,
and Tohoku Tsunami.

The application deadline is March 1, 2013.

During this 10-week summer program, students will

·      Participate in the 2013 Summer Institute at Disaster City working
along side responders, industry, faculty, and agencies to learn what the
real problems are in emergency management,

·      Be embedded with faculty and graduate students defining, conducting,
and presenting a research project,

·      Attend formal seminars and informal brown-bags given by faculty,
industry, and graduate student mentors designed to give students the
advantage in going to graduate school and pursuing a career in high-tech,

·      Tour Texas A&M laboratories and NASA Johnson Space Center, and

·      Join in weekly social functions with other REU students and faculty
and graduate students

Selected participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, on-campus housing or
allowance,  $1,000 meal allowance, and actual travel costs. Participants
must be computer science and computer engineering majors from computer
science, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, or
clearly related departments.

Students must be a US citizen or permanent resident to apply. International
students are NOT eligible for this program.

More information about the program, including sample project descriptions,
can be found at: http://cse.tamu.edu/reu. Applicants will be matched to
projects at the time of an offer so that they will know specifically what
they are doing.

Prof. Robin R. Murphy, PhD  IEEE Fellow
Raytheon Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Director, Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue
Co-Lead, EDGE Innovation Center on Emergency Informatics
Texas A&M University
office phone: 1-979-845-8737 location: HR Bright 333C

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