2020 NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Secure and Privacy-Preserving Cyber-Physical Systems
Software and Hardware Approaches JUNE 1 —AUG. 7, 2020
This Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site, funded by NSF Division of Computer and Network Systems, focuses on cybersecurity challenges in future cyber-physical systems (CPS) including smart and safe cities, self-driving cars, industrial internet of things (IIoT), and smart power grid.
- Security CPSs using Revolutionary Blockchain Technology
- Secure Communication Schemes for Smart Power Grid
- Hardware Intrinsic Security Threats in IoTs
- Security Vulnerabilities in Deep Learning Architecture's Deployment to Edge Devices in CPSs
- Anomaly Detection using Graph Streams to Protect Cyber Networks
- Formal Security Analysis for IIoT Systems
- Secure Industrial Control Systems (ICSs)
The Summer 2020 site will be from June 1 to August 7.
Each participating undergraduate student will receive stipend of $6,000 in addition to on-campus double occupancy housing (approximately $1,570), meals ($1,200), materials costs and a travel allowance ($600). The total is approximately $9,400.
2. Eligibility Requirements:
- US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Major in Electrical Engineering, Computer/Software Engineering, Computer Science, or any other related discipline or experience related to the project topics
- A 3.0 or higher GPA
- Must graduate after September 2020
- ** All interns living on campus who are under 22 years of age must show proof of adequate immunization against Meningococcal Disease (Meningitis) on or after 16th birthday. **
We will start processing the applications on March 1. Submitted applications after this date may also be considered if some positions are not filled.
4. Announcement of Awards: April 1, 2020.
An application will be considered when the following items are submitted: Please send the followings in a single pdf file named lastname_firstname_REU20.pdf to Dr. Mahmoud (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Application Form (PDF)
- Statement of purpose that covers four areas: Motivation, Achievement, Research Interests and Career Goals. Describe why the applicant is interested in the REU program, relevant academic achievements, why he/she can be an exceptional candidate and career goals and research interests (Format: One page maximum, 12 pt font, standard margins)
- A resume (2 pages maximum)
- College transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable)
- Two reference letters, submitted separately by each of two referees who can assess your academic abilities, academic accomplishments, motivation, work habits, potential as a researcher, and your ability to participate in and benefit from a research internship program. Letters should be emailed to Dr. Mahmoud (email@example.com). The email from the referees should have the following subject line: REU_REF_lastname of the student.
Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Candidates from underrepresented minority groups and women are encouraged to apply.