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Cognitive Communications REU

A brief overview of the summer REU program is available from Wireless @ Virginia Tech.

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Undergraduates experience wireless research in REU program

Each summer, 10 undergraduate students from Virginia Tech and elsewhere have the opportunity to work in Wireless@VT laboratories and engage in cognitive communications research. The opportunity is part of the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Helping faculty members with ongoing research projects, the students spend 10 weeks receiving instruction on and researching the various aspects of cognitive communications, including software defined radios, cognitive radios, wireless networks, wireless communication circuits, and human factors engineering in communications.

The researchers are mentored by Tamal Bose and other faculty members of Wireless@VT. They will have weekly individual and group meetings in which they will report on their research and plans, and present short papers on the aspects of the research they find most interesting.

Students gain hands-on experience in the field and develop research and teamwork skills. Most importantly, students will play an active role in furthering meaningful research in cognitive communications.