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NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) on Smart UAVs Overview

The 2023 REU program has been cancelled


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Application form:  2023 CISE REU Common Application: Auburn University

Summer research opportunities on smart UAVs is an excellent opportunity to explore the exciting frontier of unmanned technology. Up to twelve students will be selected to participate at Auburn University. They will form teams who will compete to design the best algorithms to autonomously fly 6 to 12 UAVs on a limited air field.

Program Information:
  • Program Director: Dr. Saad Biaz
  • Research Director : Dr. Richard O. Chapman
  • Location: Auburn University
  • Duration: 8 weeks (starts May 15, 2023) (tentative)
  • Stipend (tentative): $600/week
  • Housing: Auburn Housing Services
  • Food allowance (tentative): $1,120.
  • Travel allowance (tentative): up to $600 based on receipts
  • Deadline: Last Friday in February or until all positions are filled. We reserve the right to make offers to promising applicants before the deadline. Applying early is always to your benefit!

Applicant qualifications:

  1. Has completed sophomore or junior year of study in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or a closely related field
  2. Programming knowledge in C, C++, or Java; a networking class would be a plus
  3. US citizens or permanent residents

Women, minorities, and students from "undergraduate" institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Required application materials:
  1. Application form 2023 CISE REU Common Application: Auburn University
  2. lNaming Convention:

    Name your transcript file as: LastName_FirstName_Transcript.pdf

    Name your research interest statement as: LastName_FirstName_RI.pdf

  3. Email (in the same email) unofficial college transcript(s) and a one page research interest statement to If applicable, describe a major project you did for a course, an internship, or previous REU in your on page research interest statement.
  4. One letter of recommendation. Ask your recommender to email it to Dr. Biaz (

All application materials must be received by 5 PM, Last Friday in February. Send materials to:

Dr. Saad Biaz
Shelby Center 3101-Q
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849-5347
(334) 844-6307 (email preferred)
(334) 844-6329 (fax)