REU @ GSU

The Department of Computer Science and the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) at Georgia State University (GSU) is hosting a NSF-supported REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) site in the area of Immersive Media Computing. This is an eight-week (6/15/20 - 8/8/20) experience in the heart of Atlanta in which students work with faculty advisors, industry advisors, graduate student mentors, and other undergraduate students to complete a research project under the guidance of faculty and industry advisors. Tutorials, research talks, programming workshops will be held to guide the students. Since GSU is located in Atlanta, the third largest media industry center in the nation, students will be exposed to immersive media computing industry through interactions with industry advisors and other professional activities. Students will gain unique research and hands-on development experience on specialized immersive media computing facilities that are not available elsewhere. Students are encouraged to follow up with mentors after the REU program discussing their plan of graduate school or industry internship. Participants will receive a stipend of $4,800, a meal allowance of $1,350, a travel allowance of $500, on-campus university housing, and travel support to present their work at conferences.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF MEDIA

Immersive media computing is an emerging computing paradigm that employs a suite of technologies to blur the line between the physical world and digital world, thereby creating a sense of immersion. It is recognized as the next technology revolution after mobile computing and has promised a whole spectrum of compelling applications in sectors such as training and education, manufacturing, healthcare, and emergency response. The REU site will investigate important issues related to immersive computing such as augmented reality, virtual reality, computer vision, video streaming and networking, computer systems for media applications, GPU rendering, parallel computing and image processing.

VIRTUAL REALITY

Virtual reality (VR) is a platform in which reality is either simulated or replaced with an alternative reality for the user to experience. This platform is commonly produced using a special headset with a display that mimics a user's natural perspective.

AUGMENTED REALITY

Augmented Reality (AR) is a platform in which virtual AR objects either supplement real-world or replace real-world elements to create a more immersive experience.

COMPUTER VISION

Computer Vision is the technology that allows computers to "see". It is a technology that utilizes images and videos and trains them using machine learning techniques, to help the computer understand and process a given image or video.

VIDEO STREAMING

Streaming is when you send content, like videos, in a compressed form as a continuous "stream" of data to your device for you to view in realtime.

COMPUTER VISION

Cheer on the local team, attend a concert, or just reminisce at the engineering marvel that is the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

VIDEO STREAMING

Explore the legacy of some of the greatest that have ever walked out on the field at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame.

GPU RENDERING

GPU rendering is the process of using the GPU of a computer to load some form of media, like an image. Doing this can help load more complex data faster and generally more efficiently than compared to loading the same object using the CPU.

PARALLEL COMPUTING

Parallel computing is a form of computation in which tasks are spread among two or more "computers". These computers can be either multiple cores in a single CPU or GPU, or multiple CPUs or GPUs that complete a portion of the parallelized task, and then combine their results together to produce a final result.

WELCOME TO THE ATL

Atlanta is ranked as the top 10 best city to study in the USA by QS Univeristy Ranking 2017. Atlanta has an outstanding job market since more than 400 Fortune 500 companies have a branch in Atlanta. GSU is an urban university located at Atlanta. Nearby major attractions include World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, Center for Civil and Human Rights, CNN, Mercedes Benz Stadium, College Football Hall of Fame, the Margaret Mitchell House, etc.

World of Coca Cola

Enjoy a cool drink while you explore the history behind one the most recognizable brands in the world, Coca Cola.

Georgia Aquarium

Discover the rest of the animal kingdom at the Largest Aquarium in the world, the Georgia Aquarium.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Cheer on the local team, attend a concert, or just reminisce at the engineering marvel that is the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

Explore the legacy of some of the greatest that have ever walked out on the field at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Cheer on the local team, attend a concert, or just reminisce at the engineering marvel that is the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

Explore the legacy of some of the greatest that have ever walked out on the field at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame.

CNN Studios

Come and tour the backstage behind the breaking news from one of the biggest news agencies in the world, CNN.

Centennial Olympic Park

Want to unwind? Come down to Centennial Olympic Park, the 22 acre Green space built for the 1996 Olympic games in the heart of Atlanta.

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