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       SenSIP Sensors and Machine Learning Workforce Development Programs

                                               NSF REU, IRES and RET

NSF REU Award 1659871

NSF REU Award 1659871

     NSF IRES Award 1854273

               NSF RET Award 1953745

For Applications Visit REU, IRES AND RET


Three workforce development programs operate under the auspices of the Sensor Signal and Information Processing (SenSIP) center which is also an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and I/UCRC industry members. The first program is an NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)  site which has trained more than 30 students working on sensor hardware design and machine learning algorithm development. The second program is the NSF International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) site which is collaborative with the University of Cyprus and is focused on sensors and machine learning for energy systems. The most recent program funded by NSF is a Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program that started in June 2020. This program embeds teachers and community college faculty in SenSIP machine learning projects. Another state-funded program in which SenSIP is a partner is MedTech ventures. Our partner MedTech works on training medical technology students, entrepreneurs, and engineers to create smart medical solutions for preventive healthcare. SenSIP also received NSF supplements to training students in using machine learning for COVID-19 detection.

Relevant Publications

  1. A. Spanias, Machine Learning Workforce Development Programs on Health and COVID-19, Proc. IEEE IISA 2020, Piraeus, Keynote Speech, July 2020.
  2. Jaskie, J. Martin, S. Rao, W. Barnard, P. Spanias, E. Kyriakides, Y.Tofis, L. Hadjidemetriou, M. Michael, T. Theocharides, S. Hadjistassou, and A. Spanias, IRES Program in Sensors and Machine Learning for Energy Systems, Proc. IEEE IISA 2020, Piraeus, July 2020.
  3. A.Spanias, J. Blain Christen, T. Thornton, K. Anderson, M. Goryll, H. Arafa, U. Shanthamallu, E. Forzani, H. Ross, W. Barnard, S. Ozev, “The Sensor Signal and Information Processing REU Site, ” Proc. 2018 ASEE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2018.
  4. A.Spanias and J. Blain Christen, “A STEM REU Site On The Integrated Design of Sensor Devices and Signal Processing Algorithms’,” Proc. IEEE ICASSP 2018, Calgary, April 2018.


The REU program is funded by NSF CISE award 1659871.

The IRES project by NSF Award 1854273.

The RET project is funded by NSF Award 1953745.