Application Form

1. Important Dates

Application deadline ................... March 18, 2013 (continues until all spaces are filled)
Decision notification ................... April 8, 2013
Student Acceptance letter ......... April 15, 2013
Program begins ......................... June 3, 2013
Program ends ........................... August 2, 2013

Review of applications will begin on March 18 and continue untill all ten positions are filled.

2. Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident.
  • Applicant should have at least completed data structures and computer algorithms classes or their equivalence.
  • Applicant should have good programming knowledge in an object-oriented language.
  • Women, minorities and two-year college students are particularly encouraged to apply.

3. Commitment

Selected students must:

  • participate in the REU site projects for a nine weeks period. This commitment means that all student participants will live on the Texas State University-San Macros campus and will work full time on the research projects for the entire duration of the program.
  • must attend all weekly meetings, discussions, and seminars.
  • must complete pre and post REU program surveys.
  • must give an oral presentation of the work performed.

4. Benefits

  • Stipend: $500 per week
  • Travel re-reimbursement of up to $600
  • Free on-campus housing and meal

5. Application materials:

  1. Completed application form. Download the application form from here. Students should indicate the order of preference of the following three main research topics:
    • Information Retrieval and Data Mining (Dr. Gao)
    • Multimedia Information Retrieval and Computer Vision (Dr. Lu)
    • Deep Web Source Discovery and Integration (Dr. Ngu)
  2. An electronic copy of the most recent official transcript, including the courses registered for Spring 2013. A scanned copy of an official transcript is sufficient.
  3. A one-page resume.
  4. A one-page description of career goals including reasons for wanting to do research and participate in this REU program.
  5. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can assess your ability to do research or computing skills.

6. Application submission instructions:

  • All application materials except faculty recommendation letter can be sent electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject Application from .
  • Letter of recommendation is to be directly emailed by the faculty member to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject¬† Recommendation for by March 18, 2013, 11.59 PM CST.

7.  Application Notification

Notification of acceptance will be sent by email to students by April 8th. To secure the position, official acceptance letter from students need to arrive at Texas State by April 15th.