Research Experience for Undergraduates is a program funded by the National Science Foundation with the goal of supporting active research participation by undergraduate students. During these programs, students will be paired with a mentor and be exposed to the research process. The Computer Science and Engineering department of the University of South Florida hosts this program every summer in the field of Ubiquitous Sensing.
Ubiquitous Sensing encompasses the integration of smartphones with sensors and Internet technologies to address large-scale societal as well as individual problems. Students will learn Android programming to collect raw sensor data and apply computer science algorithms and techniques to the data to help people navigate, improve their health, authenticate users, recognize the user activity, analyze walking patterns, etc. Selected students will work with faculty, share their experiences with fellow participants, attend workshops, acquire oral and written presentation skills, and learn how to conduct independent research and collaborate in a foreign work environment.
Any undergraduate U.S. citizen or permanent resident student who wants to:
• Understand what is research all about
• Have a competitive academic or professional CV
• Have a better idea about graduate education
• Start writing and publishing research papers
• Improve your personal and academic skills
• Have fun!