REU Research Projects

Illinois is working to bring the power of parallel computing to a wide range of applications that will enhance our quality of life. All of the proposed research projects fit the overall theme of parallel computing by either: 1) applying parallel programming to a particular application domain to enable new scientific results, or 2) developing new parallel computing technology to improve the ease of parallel programming or the scalability of parallel programs. The projects are significant components within larger research problems, but have been designed to be suitable for undergraduates in the available timeframe of a summer research experience.

The project posters below were completed by the 2013 POP REU participants. For 2014 the final selection of projects will be influenced by the interests of the students. In each case, the selected projects will relate closely and contribute to the research program of the supervising Faculty Sponsor.
Interactive Tools for Teaching Parallelism Concepts

Alhaji Mansaray, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ben Harbolt, Whitworth University
BrownTown: The CUDA Accelerated Brownian Dynamics Simulations

Justin Defresne, The Providence College
Terrance Howard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Parallelization of Heat Conduction Equation Using OpenMPI, MPI and CUDA

Ainoghena Igetei, Syracuse University
Jack Lestina, University of Tulsa
GPU-Accelerated Secondary Structure Assignment for Proteins

John McCann, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Alexander Knaust, University of Texas at El Paso
Parallel Graph Matching Framework for Molecular Dynamics Data Analysis

Ali Hajimirza, University of Oklahoma
Abhijit Pujare, Yale University

See 2012 REU projects here.