NSF renews REU site on mobile and pervasive computing at Auburn

Published: Feb 27, 2009 7:52:00 AM
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Saad Biaz

Saad Biaz

In January, Saad Biaz, Wei-Shinn Ku and Xiao Qin, faculty members in Auburn University's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, received more than $323,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for continuing the university's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site on mobile and pervasive computing.

"Hosting an REU site brings more attention and recognition to the university and its programs," said Biaz. "We have a history of undergraduate research at Auburn and in the Ginn College of Engineering."

For its first six years, the computer science and software engineering REU site was operated by Biaz and Kai Chang, chair of the department. Since the department hosted its first REU in mobile and pervasive computing in 2003, Auburn CSSE has received almost $1 million in support of the program.

The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. This REU site will help develop a diverse group of undergraduate participants from four-year institutions and community colleges that have had a limited opportunity to engage in research activities.