Welcome to 2019 NSF REU Program at UNT

(May 26 - August 2)

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The College of Information at University of North Texas will conduct a ten-week summer research program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for ten undergraduates from May 26, to August 2, 2019. The focus is on "Data Analytics and Information Retrieval," We are searching for rising juniors or seniors from accredited undergraduate institutions who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to participate this summer NSF REU program to conduct research with faculty members from the Department of Information Science and the Department of Linguistics. Applicants should have a strong academic record and preferably a proficiency in Python programming. Underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as those from academic institutions with limited research opportunities. Each selected participant will receive a $5,000 stipend, a housing allowance, a meal allowance of $500, and a travel reimbursement of up to $500 for non-UNT students. (All types of income are taxable).

Students will work on open research topics in data analytics and information retrieval under the supervision of faculty mentors. They will participate in workshops on data analytics and information retrieval, development of basic research skills, and application of scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate studies. We also will arrange field trips to visit our local industry partners. The experiences and skills that participating students are able to obtain in this program will have practical applicability to research in their future studies.

We are grateful to the NSF and the College of Information, the Department of Information Science, the Department of Linguistics, and many offices at UNT for providing support to this project.

The application deadline is March 20, 2019. Application


Dr. Junhua Ding, Faculty Mentor

Dr. Jiangping Chen, Faculty Mentor

Dr. Alexis Palmer, Faculty Mentor

Dr. Daniella Smith, Project Evaluator