The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in
the Internet of Things (SURF-IoT), provides a unique 10-week summer research
opportunity for UCI undergraduates to become immersed in research and applications related to the Internet of Things (IoT). Participants will have the opportunity
to choose from a variety of challenging research projects.
Under the personal guidance of a UCI faculty mentor, students will
gain first-hand experience and training in state-of-the-art facilities
and techniques. A series of seminars will provide opportunities
to build knowledge and enhance dialogue about telecommunications
and information technology systems and applications. At the conclusion
of the program, students will be prepared to share their research
accomplishments by presenting their findings at the SURF-IoT Symposium.
SURF-IoT is co-sponsored by UROP and Calit2 at the University of California, Irvine. It is designed to help students develop the knowledge
and skills that will propel them into graduate studies or careers
in the various multidisciplinary fields related to the IoT. The program was previously known as the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT); the new name reflects its growing focus on the vast potential of the Internet to connect people to each other and their community in ways never dreamed of before.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things is a new direction in the evolution of connectivity. In it, objects, devices, systems and venues are equipped with sensors and controllers that communicate wirelessly through the Internet or intranet systems. The number of new IoT products and services is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years, with up to 50 billion things connected to the Internet by 2020.
The California Institute for Telecommunications
and Information Technology (Calit2)
Calit2 is a two-campus
multidisciplinary research institute. Its divisions at UCI and
UC San Diego leverage academic expertise with industry experience
to conduct cutting-edge research in diverse fields. The goal is
to develop innovative information technology-based products and
services to benefit society and ignite economic development in
the region and state. Collaboration is the foundation upon which
the institute and the building itself were constructed. More than
200 UCI faculty and students are actively engaged in environmental,
transportation, emergency management, health care, education and