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Computer Research Summer Program Open to Undergraduates

March 18, 2009

College sophomore, junior and senior students majoring in computer science and engineering or a closely-related field can apply for 12 research assistantships this summer at The University of Texas at Arlington. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is open to students currently enrolled at any institution of higher education. The program will run from June 1 to August 7.

The program will run from June 1 to August 7. Participants will investigate problems related to information extraction, model learning, and decision making in sensor-rich environments for safety and security. These projects will be performed in the larger context of a multi-disciplinary research project aimed at designing an intelligent, sensor-rich environment providing valuable services to the inhabitants by predicting and addressing threats, providing support for security, and augmenting infrastructure and environmental protection.

Each recruited student will receive a stipend of $4,000 and an additional allowance of $500 to cover UT Arlington tuition and registration for the course. Students from a university other than UT Arlington will also receive a supplement of $700 to compensate for additional travel expenses as well as room and board.

The 12 student participants will be expected to take a 3-credit hour seminar course as part of this program. Non-UT Arlington students are encouraged to arrange, through their home institutions, for the transfer of these credit hours towards their degree programs. During this program, the students are expected to participate in both individual and team research activities, report on their progress, and attend weekly group meetings.

Though the initial deadline for applications is March 20, interested students should continue to apply after that date. Complete program and application information is available at