ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering


Congratulations to Boubacar Abdou-Tchoussou, REU 2014 on his presentation to the SNCURCS, November 22, 2014. Boubacar's topic was an Investigation and Evaluation of Performance Metrics in Dynamic Spectrum Access. On August 30, Boubacar also presented a poster on the same topic during the AGMUS Research Symposium.

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Cognitive Communications will NOT be offered this year.


New Opportunity!


An opportunityfor a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates is available in the area of Machine Learning. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is offered by the Information Characterization & Exploitation (ICE) Laboratory at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida. Machine Learning (ML) gradually evolved as a branch of Artificial Intelligence with its theory and applications positioned at the juncture of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and, even, Physics. Nowadays, ML’s role in successfully addressing hard, real-world technological challenges has become ever more current and central. Moreover, its presence and importance now permeates several aspects not only of cutting-edge technology such as computer vision, stock market prediction and big data analytics, but also our daily life through voice-driven searches on our smart phones or movie recommendations on video streaming services to name only a few. The program currently accepts applications in order to form a very diverse, multi-disciplinary cohort of nascent researchers for this summer. Minorities, women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


ELIGIBILITY: Without exceptions, applicants must be:

  • Majoring in an Engineering or Science discipline
  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • Undergraduates in good academic standing


  • Exposure to the exciting world of Machine Learning and its applications
  • Participate in a one-week crash course to familiarize yourself with Machine Learning
  • Work with experienced student mentors and experts in the field
  • Participate and contribute to cutting-edge Machine Learning research
  • Take part in visits to our local industry
  • Paid travel and accommodation expenses
  • Receive a competitive stipend for per diem expenses
  • Visit Central Florida venues such as Disney attractions and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
  • Meet new people
  • Make new friends

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015

Apply online:

For more information, visit our Web site at .

The following REU programs may be of interest: Space @ VT, North Carolina State University, University of Minnesota and Vanderbilt University. Also, a listing of all current NSF REU programs is available at .”

New Opportunities! The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is offering a REU in machine learning with a research emphasis in software engineering, natural language processing, bio-tech and visual recognition. Details are available at

Also, the University of Houston is offering a REU in Multimedia Data Analytics. Details are available at I've also attached their flyer in pdf format.

Congratulations to the REU Students on a successful summer of research!

REU students

The 2014 REU Students Group Photo!

Left to right:

Front row: Boubacar Tchoussou, Edward Powell,Elizabeth Cole, Danielle Ho

Second row: Akshay Iyer, Logan Woodcock, and Ethel Baber

Back row: Ian Ho, Thomas George Vormittag, Frank Lykes Claytor

Visit our Projects and Presentations Page for more photos and the students posters/presentations/projects!


NEW! Follow our students' successful adventures on our new Student Update page!

NEW! We have started a new LinkedIn REU group to keep our students, both past and present, informed of opportunities, job postings, etc. Its also a great way for you to keep in touch with all of the friends you have made while you were here, so come visit us now and JOIN IN!