SenSIP International Research Experience for Students

Home / Student Life / Internships, Research and Professional Development / Research / Opportunities / SenSIP International Research Experience for Students
Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering College - SenSIP Center
Faculty Name: 
Andreas Spanias
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

Preferred Skills or Majors:
-Undergraduate Students Majoring in an Engineering or Science discipline.
-US citizens or permanent residents.
-Undergraduates in good academic standing.

Closing Date: 
February 28, 2021
Location or Campus: 
Tempe Campus 650 E Tyler Mall Goldwater Building Tempe, AZ 85281
Hours Per Week: 

Desired Academic Year: 
Project Description: 

The IRES will run this summer of 2021 from May 17 to July 16. Given the current COVID-19 conditions, we anticipate that theIRES participation will be virtual. We will be monitoring conditions and if they improve considerably, then we will travel internationally. In April we will re-evaluate and make the information available on our website.

This program promotes international multidisciplinary research at the overlap of sustainability, power systems and signal processing with the aim of improving efficiency in PV power generation. Algorithms for shading prediction and fault optimization will advance the state of the art in remote solar array management. Training students in machine learning, vision and data processing for energy systems is unique and requires an integrative approach. IRES participants will be immersed in producing and understanding solar analytics and creating algorithms and software to control solar arrays. The IRES program will engage faculty researchers from the Arizona State University SenSIP center and from the University of Cyprus KIOS Center in solar energy research. Programs and workshops will be established so that IRES participants are trained in machine learning for energy systems and present their research results in international settings. Weekly presentations at the international site and guidance by international mentors will enrich the cohort research experience. Embedding students in the KIOS center research labs funded by large European Union (EU) grants will provide knowledge on EU and international research practices, energy standards and policies. Students will spend six summer weeks at the University of Cyprus KIOS center to improve their research skills and elevate their cultural competencies. This international research endeavor will energize students to innovate and disseminate results globally.

Application Instructions and Contact Info:

Please contact Ruby Sayed if you have any questions at