The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Explore Emerging Computing in Science and Engineering (EXERCISE) program is an interdisciplinary project that explores emerging paradigms in parallel computing with data and compute-intensive applications in science and engineering. REU EXERCISE has been hosted at SU since 2012 and supported a total of 84 undergraduate students from all over the country to do undergraduate research at SU.
Students will apply emerging parallel computing models including graphics processing unit (GPU) computing with NVIDIA CUDA, a local parallel processing system, and MapReduce computing on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), a distributed parallel processing system. This will allow them to tackle data and compute intensive problems such as network anomaly detection and medical image reconstruction.
The 10-week summer undergraduate research program includes a $6,000 stipend and $600 travel allowance, an on-campus housing and meal allowance, field trips and social activities, and research opportunities in emerging computing with applications in science and engineering.
Students are eligible for the program if they are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) major completing at least sophomore year of study; have a GPA of 3.0 or above; and have programming knowledge in C, C++, Java or MATLAB.