University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Mobile, Pervasive and Sensor Computing Lab (MPSC Lab) hosts an immersive summer research program in smart computing and communications for promising undergraduate students across the country. The REU research projects will be conducted in three interrelated thrust areas of smart computing and communications: (i) security and privacy protection, (ii) novel applications, and (iii) sensing and adaptive networking. Proposed projects will include a mix of theory and hands-on work and will leverage enabling paradigms (e.g., cloud computing, Internet-of-Things, high-speed wireless) to design, model, and implement novel techniques and solutions for smart computing and communication applications, encompassing algorithms for artificial intelligence, data mining, machine learning, edge analytics, signal processing, and big data. Some projects will also include building functional prototypes for demonstration.
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2021 Summer REU Projects
FloodBot in Smart City, Led by Nirmalya Roy, Ph. D.
Interactive Control and Communications with Smart Home Technologies, Led by Nirmalya Roy, Ph. D.
A Situation-Aware Access Control Framework for Contact Tracing, Led by Zhiyuan Chen, Ph. D.
Multimodal Deep Learning for Medical Data Representations, Led by Sanjay Purushotham, Ph. D.
Investigating Physiological Synchrony from Dyadic Interactions During In-Situ Simulation Training, Led by Andrea Kleinsmith, Ph. D.
Compressive Deep Federated IoT for Privacy Preserving Activity Recognition, Led by Nirmalya Roy, Ph. D.
Chatbox for Cryptocurrency, Led by Ting Zhu, Ph. D.
Drone-VQA: Visual Question Answering for Drone Images, Led by Maryam Rahnemoonfar, Ph. D.
Multi-domain Vulnerability Assessment, Led by Vandana Janeja, Ph.D.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021 First Round Notification Date: April 15, 2021
Extended Application Deadline: April 21, 2021
Notification Date: April 30, 2021
Start Date: June 7, 2021
End Date: August 13, 2021
The field of smart computing and communications thrives on the diversity of thought and experiences. We welcome applications from students from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders.
Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering.
U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs is funded by the National Science Foundation grant #CNS- 2050999.