Wireless Health Research Experience for Undergraduates

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Deadline for Application: February 22, 2016

Program Dates: June 5, 2016 - July 29, 2016

Program Overview:
The UVa Center for Wireless Health REU will bring 10 undergraduate students to UVA for an eight-week summer research experience. Participants will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty mentors, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows from varied disciplines including: electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and systems information technology in the UVa Engineering School as well as nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychiatry, cardiology, biomechanics, geriatric nursing, and orthopedics in the Medical School. Wireless health REU draws on advances in wireless networks, integrated circuits, sensing, signal processing, communication, data mining, and databases to address a critical societal challenge: improving the quality and accessibility of health care while reducing associated costs.

Faculty Research Mentors:

  • Laura Barnes
    Assistant Professor of Systems and Information Engineering

  • Benton Calhoun
    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Stephen Patek
    Associate Professor of Systems and Information Engineering

  • John Stankovic
    BP American Professor of Computer Science


    • All students receive a $4,000 (pre-tax) stipend and free, on-campus living accommodations.
    • Up to $480 in travel expenses will be covered by the program.
    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States who will be undergraduates Fall 2016.
    • Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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