NSF REU on Smart UAVs

U.S. Department of Defense logoNSF logo

Application form: 2014 CISE REU Common Application: Auburn University

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

Program Information:
  • Program Director: Dr. Saad Biaz
  • Aerospace Advisor: Dr Gilbert Crouse
  • Location: Auburn University
  • Duration: 8 weeks (June 2, 2014 to July 25, 2014)
  • Stipend (tentative): $575/week, $4,600 for 8 weeks
  • Housing and meal plan (tentative): $2,100
  • Travel allowance (tentative): up to $500 based on receipts
  • Deadline: 5 PM, Friday, February 28, 2014 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 2014 CISE REU Common Application: Auburn University
  2. Official college transcript(s) (Application with unofficial transcripts will not be reviewed)
  3. Email a one page research interest statement. If applicable, describe a major project you did for a course, an internship, or previous REU.
  4. One letter of recommendation. Ask your recommender to email it to Dr. Biaz (

All application materials must be received by 5 PM, Friday, February 28, 2014. 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
(334) 844-6329 (fax)

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2013