Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.
SWITCH 2020 is offered entirely remotely
In the Scalable Health Lab or Computational Imaging Labs
The overall goal of most REU Expenditions projects is to acquire higher resolution images below the skin. Different groups are taking different approaches to this. Undergraduate students are actively participating in various research projects, learning the latest approaches, and gaining first-hand experience in research
Students work in pairs and are mentored by graduate students (primarily PhD), working with Dr. Ashutosh Sabharwal and Dr. Ashok Veeraraghavan in the scalable health/computational imaging labs.
Students are expected to complete a standalone project over the course of the summer (such as a simulation framework or machine learning package).
Knowledge & experience
The REU project offers them technical knowledge, experience in how research is conducted at the graduate level, as well as a project that they can describe in future job interviews.