Reference Letter

This page is for use by faculty or other referrers for providing a letter of reference for the CatVehicle REU Site. Please submit your letters as soon as possible, in order for us to make timely offers to students. As long as this form is open, you can submit letters on behalf of applicants.

When preparing your letter, please speak to the following aspects of your interaction with the applicant, and provide evaluation where possible regarding:

  • How long and in what capacity you have known the applicant
  • The applicant's technical abilities
  • The applicant's potential to succeed in graduate school
  • The applicant's potential to succeed in a research career
An email to send a confirmation of receipt to the student. The student WILL NOT receive a copy of your letter.
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CAT Vehicle 2019

This video describes my experience with the CAT Vehicel REU program at the University of Arizona during the 2019 summer. During this program, I realized I enjoy making games for reinforcement learning and what I wanted to research in graduate school. I would recommend this program due to the great mentors who supported me and the friends I made over the summer.

Video about Chris's CAT Vehicle Project: showing that a vehicle with FollowerStopper in a singular lane without merges will not crash and that it will be string stable, effectively dissipating human-caused traffic waves if enough vehicles are deployed in the traffic flow.

Video of Daniels project: checking whether the velocity controller, FollowerStopper, is safe and string stable. 

This silly video provides a brief overview of what our group (Jill Alexander and I) accomplished during our time at the UofA CAT Vehicle REU.

Video by 2019 CAT Vehicle Alum Jill Alexander.