The site of Research Experiences for Undergraduates – Emerging Issues in Cybersecurity is funded by NSF CISE which offers a ten-week summer research experience to a diverse group of undergraduate students. The site is hosted at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech). The 2018 program will be from Wednesday, May 30 to Friday, August 3.

The goals of this REU site include providing students experience in cutting edge research in cybersecurity, broadening participation in computing, motivating students to pursue graduate studies in computer science, and preparing the future cybersecurity workforce. The research projects of 2018 program address a range of topics including document format malware detection, machine learning for botnet detection, access control for smart grid, privacy preserving location-based services, secure data logging for mobile devices, and developing user mental models against semantic attacks.

The key benefits of the program include :

  1. $5,000 stipend for 10 week summer research
  2. Free housing on New Mexico Tech campus
  3. $1,000 food allowance
  4. Round-trip travel to/from the REU site(up to $600)
  5. Research mentoring from cybersecurity experts
  6. One-day working experience in a cybersecurity company (RiskSense Inc.)

Application Deadline: Closed

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The support for this work is provided by the National Science Foundation (CNS-1757945).