Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Poster Competition

July 31, 2018


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL offers research summer opportunities in the area of Ubiquitous Sensing for qualified undergraduate students from different parts of the United States. Ubiquitous Sensing is the integration of smartphones and Internet technologies to address large-scale societal as well as individual problems. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program selects ten students every year to work for ten consecutive weeks during the summer in research projects that make use of sensors, computer vision, data mining, machine learning, and deep learning techniques to find solutions in the areas of healthcare, transportation, and security. The Summer 2018 was the eleventh consecutive year that the program was offered and was held from May 21 to July 27.

At the end of the program, the participants present their research projects in a Poster Competition open to the public. Every poster is judged by USF Computer Science graduate students and/or faculty members from different research groups. Every year, the judges select the best poster presentation, in which the decision is based on the quality of the poster and how it was presented. This year winners were Julio Adorno-Nieves from University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon and Willie McClinton from University of South Florida with the research project titled, "Deriving Trends from Meta-Data to Predict Distress in Online Communications".

To see more pictures from the poster competition, click here.