REU: Computing for Structure

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REU-CFS 2019 Welcomes You!

Must do First Steps

Travel and Arrival

Local Transportation

Miami-Dade County public transportation includes Buses, a Metro Line (short intercity), the People Mover (monorail for getting around downtown), and longer lines such as the Bright Line and the Tri Rail.

Your housing includes an unlimited pass to bus and metro lines. The people mover is always free.

Please consider installing the Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app to understand the lines, see maps and schedule, and real-time tracking of trains and buses.

Air Travel

The Miami International Airport is your destination (MIA), but the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport is also an option (FLL). MIA drops you right in town. FLL you will need either the Super Shuttle or a shuttle to Tri-Rail. Uber is possible, but that might well defeat any price savings from using the cheaper FLL destination.

If you have any trouble with getting here, please call or text me. I might not be around for checkin at the dorms, as that goes on all day long, but call if I am needed.

Tips for flight reimbursement

Please provide me with the receipt for the flight early. There are various requirements for reimbursement, which I will watch for, such as:

Mahoney Residential College

Your rooming will be in Mahoney Residential College, 1101 Stanford Dr, Coral Gables. It is a short walk from the University Metro Station.

The entrance to the campus for the dorms is along Ponce DeLeon, and if you have a map, it is pretty close to the University Metro station. If you are arriving during the day, not only cheapest but perhaps must stress free is the Metro from the airport, south bound, to University Station.

Lyft and Uber pick up at MIA and are the cheapest. Taxi's should be less than $30.00. The ride is just outside of zone pricing, so is by the meter; I believe they also get to add $1.00 per bag. Keep an eye on the route. It should go straight down Ponce De Leon, making a bend, or they could cut across on University Drive to Granada Boulevard.

Needed for the dorms

You will need sheets and towels. They are not supplied. A fridge and microwave are allowed for cooking, but hot plates are not. There are no cooking facilities in the door during the summer. Publix and Whole Foods is nearby for food shopping. Both provide some form of convenience foods that less pricey than eating out.

Places of Interest

Neighborhoods Museums Music Gardens, Parks and Beaches Malls, Shopping Centers and Theaters Hospitals

Places to eat

Here are places walking distance from campus: Short Uber Farther and recommendable

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

The NSF has set up the REU program in order to involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs so as to attract talented students into careers in science and engineering.

The full title of this program is REU Site: Scientific Computing for Structure in Big or Complex Datasets and it is NSF grant CNS-1659144. The REU program is described in program solicitation NSF 13-542, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).