Research Experiences for Undergraduates in

Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities

Summer 2018 (June 10 - August 16)

US Citizens and Residents only


Priority Application Deadline: April 15

Final Application Deadline: April 22

Eight research assistantships are currently available for qualified undergraduate sophomore, junior and senior computer science and engineering students to participate in research in the field of assistive technologies for people with disabilities. The program will be conducted at an NSF supported REU Site* in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington (CSE@UTA). In this project, the CSE Department, in partnership with several other departments at UTA, will offer an Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program focusing on assistive technologies (AT) for people with disabilities (PWD). The proposed theme encompasses innovative and novel topics that can help PWD meet barriers of different kinds - attitudinal, architectural, and technological - in accessing employment, navigating public spaces, freely communicating, and living independently. During this summer, each student will be working in a multi-disciplinary setting and exposed to innovative and novel inter-disciplinary projects through research and prototyping. The REU participants will work on computer programming, algorithms, sensors, data analytics, machine learning, computer vision, sensors, sign language, facial recognition, emotion and behavior analysis, smart care, augmented reality, data analytics, robots, human-machine interaction.

A participant will receive a stipend of $5000 for the 10 week summer program plus $1600 for subsistence to cover the costs of room and board. In addition, a non-UTA participant will receive a travel supplement of $600.



Prof. Ishfaq Ahmad
Univeristy of Texas at Arlington
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Box 19015
Arlington, TX 76019-0015
Email: iahmad@cse.uta.edu

Prof. Manfred Huber
University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Box 19015
Arlington, TX 76019-0015
Email:
huber@cse.uta.edu

Prof. Sarah Rose
Univeristy of Texas at Arlington
Department of History
Box 19529
Arlington, TX 76019-0529
Email: srose@uta.edu

Prof. Julienne Greer
Univeristy of Texas at Arlington
Department of Professor of Theatre Arts; Social Robotics and Performance
Box 19103
Arlington, TX 76019-0103
Email: jgreer@uta.edu

Prof. Vassilis Athitsos
Univeristy of Texas at Arlington
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Box 19015
Arlington, TX 76019-0015
Email: athitsos@uta.edu



* This project is funded by NSF grant CNS-1757641