CPS:Medium: GoingEasy with Crowdsourcing - Building Cyber-Physical Systems for People with Visual Impairment

Project: Research project

Description

Proposed Work 1. Introduction The PI currently has a funded NSF grant: 1135616 CPS:Medium: GoingEasy with Crowdsourcing - Building Cyber-Physical Systems for People with Visual Impairment. This proposal seeks REU supplemental funding for two undergraduate students to work on a set of well-scoped research and development tasks that will enhance the study of the above project while being able to provide a unique research experiences for the participating undergraduate students. The above funded project aims at developing cyber-physical systems for people with visual impairment. It is the PIs belief that involving two additional undergraduate students into this project will be beneficial in many aspects. Firstly, a key task of the project is the development of a social networking site. This is task that can benefit from the help of computer science students who are savvy in Website development while providing the students with unique training experiences of developing large-scale systems beyond their course projects. Second, the undergraduate students will work closely with the post-doctoral researcher and the graduate students who are currently supported by the project and thus the post-doc and the graduate students will have the opportunity of mentoring younger students. Therefore, we believe that, with the additional REU support, our current project will be enhanced by including more research and educational activities that are appropriate for undergraduate students. The specific tasks of the REU students will be elaborated in the below. 2. Proposed Research Activities for the Prospective Students The proposed REU supplemental will support two undergraduate students, working with the CSE co- PIs. These students are to be recruited in the computer science& engineering program at ASU. Preferably, the students will be in his/her junior or senior years, so that they already have sufficient programing skills. We present the details of the proposed involvement of the students in the below. Th

Description

The PI currently has a funded NSF grant: 1135616 CPS: Medium: GoingEasy with Crowdsourcing - Building Cyber-Physical Systems for People with Visual Impairment. This proposal seeks REU supplemental funding for two undergraduate students to work on a set of well-scoped research and development tasks that will enhance the study of the above project while being able to provide a unique research experiences for the participating undergraduate students. The above funded project aims at developing cyber-physical systems for people with visual impairment. It is the PIs belief that involving two additional undergraduate students into this project will be beneficial in many aspects. Firstly, a key task of the project is the development of a social networking site. This is task that can benefit from the help of computer science students who are savvy in Website development while providing the students with unique training experiences of developing large-scale systems beyond their course projects. Second, the undergraduate students will work closely with the post-doctoral researcher and the graduate students who are currently supported by the project and thus the post-doc and the graduate students will have the opportunity of mentoring younger students. Therefore, we believe that, with the additional REU support, our current project will be enhanced by including more research and educational activities that are appropriate for undergraduate students. The specific tasks of the REU students will be elaborated in the below.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date10/1/119/30/16

Funding

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): $1,032,000.00

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