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Summer Internship Program in Hybrid and Embedded Research

Primary Institution: Vanderbilt University
Affiliation: Institute for Software Integrated Systems
City: Nashville
State: TN
Job Duration: May 29 - August 3
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Hybrid/Embedded Systems (EE/CS), Computer Science
Description: The Institute for Software-Integrated Systems (ISIS) at Vanderbilt University's School of Engineering, in cooperation with UC Berkeley and University of Memphis, has recently been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to conduct research in the field of Hybrid and Embedded Systems (HES). The research aims at laying the scientific and technological foundations of embedded system design.  Embedded computing systems are present in all traits of modern society: in cars and airplanes, in cell phones, in household devices, in medical devices, just to name a few. This is a multi-year research project that builds the science: the principles and the math, and the technology: the tools that the next generation of engineers will use to build these systems in the future, better than ever before.

As part of this project, funding has been allocated for a Summer Internship Program in Hybrid and Embedded Software Research (SIPHER). The objective of this program is that undergraduates from underrepresented groups: minorities and women participate in the research program: receive training in the science and technology developed by the researchers, and work on specific research problems. The program will be coordinated with UC Berkeley, and joint teleconferences are expected.

The undergraduate students who apply to this program are expected to be rising juniors and seniors in an Electrical or Computer Engineering or Computer Science program leading towards a BSc or BE degree. The students must have a background in elementary systems courses: signals and systems for EE, digital systems in CE/CS, and have skills in programming using a high-level language. Engineering students from other programs, like Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering are also encouraged to apply, provided they have similar backgrounds (e.g. in controls).

The SIPHER program runs for 10 weeks each summer, and there are 7 (seven) positions available, with a $6,000 stipend for the period. Students are expected to pay for their accommodations. Limited housing opportunities may be available on the Vanderbilt campus.  Applicants will be competitively selected to the program.
Stipend: $6000
Application Deadline: 02/15/2007
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Primary Contact: Daniel Balasubramanian
2015 Terrace Place
Nashville, TN 37203
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