Welcome to 2021 NSF REU Program at UNT

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The College of Information at the University of North Texas (UNT) will conduct a ten-week summer research program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for ten undergraduates from June 1, to August 7, 2021. 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.

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 12, 2021.


Dr. Junhua Ding, Faculty Mentor

Dr. Jiangping Chen, Faculty Mentor

Dr. Daniella Smith, Project Evaluator