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SURF: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty and JPL technical staff for the SURF program. Additional AOs for the Amgen Scholars program can be found here.

Specific GROWTH projects being offerred for summer 2017 can be found here.

Students pursuing opportunities at JPL must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

Each AO indicates whether or not it is open to non-Caltech students. If an AO is NOT open to non-Caltech students, please DO NOT contact the mentor.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor.

Announcements for external summer programs are listed here.

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Project:  Facial expression analysis and modeling
Disciplines:  Neuroscience, Data Science
Mentor:  Doris Tsao, Professor, (BBE),
AO Contact:  Liang She,
Background:  Parametric model of facial expression is a useful tool for studying neural mechanism of the processing of expression. However, there's no publicly available 3D model of facial expression for monkey.
Description:  Analysis of facial expressions from natural videos and building of 3D model of facial expression for human and monkey, using state-of-the-art computer vision techniques.
Student Requirements:  Statistics, Computer vision, Machine learning, Python/Matlab
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    both Caltech and non-Caltech students 

Click on a program name for program info and application requirements.

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