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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:  Intelligent Computer Vision and Parallel Processing
Disciplines:  Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Applied Math
Mentor:  Thomas Lu, (JPL),, Phone: (818) 354-9513
Background:  The Intelligent Sensor Processing Object Recognition & Tracking Systems (iSports) Lab in Bio-Inspired Technologies & Systems Group (349B) is conducting testing and optimization of the automatic object recognition for Deep Learning, GPU based parallel processing and IR image processing. The research is directly applicable to autonomous guidance of spacecraft landing/docking/rendezvous and hazardous avoidance.
Description:  We are interested in sponsoring 2 - 4 intern students for the Computer Vision and IR image analysis projects. The candidates will help to train intelligent computer programs to automatically detect, recognize, and track objects from CCD/CMOS imaging cameras. The autonomous target recognition (ATR) system helps the robots and autonomous vehicles to understand the environment, and perform autonomous maneuvers.
References:  T. Lu, C. L. Hughlett, H. Zhou, T-H. Chao, J. C. Hanan, Neural network post-processing of grayscale optical correlator, Proc. SPIE 5908, Optical Information Processing III, 2005.
Student Requirements:  Critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, good communication skills, C/C++, Matlab programming, Labview, Verilog and FPGA;
Courses: normal undergraduate math, electrical and computer engineering
Useful, but not required: knowledge of image processing, neural networks, computer vision.
Location / Safety:  Project building and/or room locations: . Student will need special safety training: No.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    both Caltech and non-Caltech students 

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