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Current Opportunities

Paid Positions for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018

We have multiple NSF-supported paid REU opportunities for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018.  Stipends will be $4,000 for the Spring 2018 semester and $8,000 for 10-week positions during Summer 2018.  Summer stipends are intended to be sufficient to provide for travel to and from Virginia Tech as well as housing, food, and other living expenses and will be paid every two weeks according to the Virginia Tech payroll schedule.

As part of these positions, students will perform research in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Example experiments and tutorials for the Cognitive Radio Network Testbed (CORNET) .

  2. Research related to harmonious coexistence of heterogeneous wireless services, including a new open-source prototype of a spectrum access system that efficiently manages wireless networks’ use of available radio frequencies.

  3. Research on implications of receiver design on wireless network performance


Evaluation of applications will be based on the following criteria:

1. Evidence of academic achievement.

2. Relevant experience from paid or volunteer work, class projects, and / or hobbies.

3. Other experience that demonstrates potential for independent and team work.

4. Evidence of potential to benefit from the REU.

5. Age of at least 18 years at the beginning of participation in the REU Participating students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Students who are members of groups that are under-represented in computer and information science and engineering research are encouraged to apply.

Positions are for 10 weeks, e.g. June 4 – August 10, 2018. Slight variations from these dates can be arranged if needed.

Interested students can find the application to the REU program here.