“Alexa, find me an REU.” Summer Research Programs in AI.

Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Robotics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision. The growing menu of research topics in Artificial Intelligences means more jobs and more opportunities for students interested in this outstanding field. Check out these summer programs focused on AI research. For more opportunities visit REUfinder.com

Auburn University

Auburn University’s NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) on Smart UAVs introduces students to learning about unmanned aerial vehicles that are used to too “dull, dirty, or dangerous” for manned aircraft. Besides military applications there is a growing number of civil applications such as search and rescue, firefighting, or pipeline surveillance/inspection. Ideal candidates would have experience in C, C++ or Java, a networking class would be a plus.

Levels: Sophomores and Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residnets
Deadline to Apply: February 23, 2019

Oregon State

For the past five years the Robotics program at Oregon State University has offered summer research opportunities. Students have pursued projects in a variety of areas of robotics that deal with the real world; from remote marine sensing, to building and controlling legged robots, to picking up and manipulating objects, to managing swarms of robots, and to how we can incorporate robots into our daily lives. The goal of this program is to have students excited about continuing to do research in robotics, and to give them the tools to successfully transition to graduate-level research, and to continue research at their home institutions. In particular, OSU provides a novel opportunity for students to design follow-on robotics research at their home institution, and to return to Oregon State during the academic year in order to use the robotics facilities here to conduct that research.

All Levels: Freshman Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.
Students from traditionally under-represented groups, and from colleges and universities that have limited research facilities, including tribal colleges and universities and community colleges, are particularly encouraged to apply.   Students majoring in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, social science, or any closely related fields.

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: February 8, 2019

Lehigh University

The Intelligent and Scalable Systems REU Site, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and hosted by the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University, provides undergraduate students from across the country with an opportunity to learn how to harness the incredible potential of machine learning and the unprecedented power of modern parallel compute resources, and to use their knowledge and experience to invent new systems and algorithms that are infused with intelligence and capable of solving pressing societal problems.

Levels: Not Specified
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: Applications will begin to be reviewed in early January and admits will be on a rolling basis through early March so apply early!

Columbus State

Students will participate in an 8-week research experience at Columbus State University in researching problems and issues related to security, privacy, authentication, data integrity, and malware for Mobile Sensing Environments.

Levels: Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 22nd

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

REU Site for Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision
Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA 3.2
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 22, 2019

Washington State University
Undergraduate Research in Smart Environments

The theme of this REU program is the design and use of smart environments. A smart environment is able to acquire and apply knowledge about an inhabitant and their physical surroundings in order to improve their experience in the environment. The desire to create smart environments has existed for decades, and recent advances in such areas as machine learning, sensoring, mobile and pervasive computing, and communications now allow this dream to become reality.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors Seniors
Minimum GPA Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2019

Washington University in St Louis

Students that participate in Washington University in St Louis’
NSF REU SITE – Big Data Analytics will have the opportunity to work with faculty on topics such as Machine Learning for Image Restoration, Automatically Inferring User Goals with Visualization Systems, Large-Scale Optimization for Machine Learning

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents.
Although International students from US institutions may be considered.
Deadline to Apply: February 18, 2019

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