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Enhancing Undergraduate Research Experiences in Cybersecurity and Privacy-Enhanced Technologies

June 3 – August 9, 2024 (10 Weeks, In-Person)

Posted in: Opportunities, School of Computing, Undergraduate

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This REU Site focuses on training and nurturing a diversified group of undergraduate students  with immersive research experiences on advanced topics in cybersecurity. The Site will  engage students on solving real-world cybersecurity problems and aspires them to be the  next generation of cybersecurity professionals and thus contributing to the growing efforts  of developing a more qualified cybersecurity workforce. The Site will create a vibrant  cybersecurity learning environment that encompasses interesting group discussions, weekly  seminars, poster presentations and industry visits that increase students creative thinking  and foster their passion for cybersecurity research.

Research Topics

  • Privacy-preserving social network analysis
  • Authentication of outsourced computing
  • Analysis of misinformation
  • Security in large-scale computing systems
  • Human error theories in program vulnerabilities
  • Software security assessment
  • Robot control security

Program Highlights

  • Transformative ten-week summer research program
  • Preparation for graduate studies and exciting careers in cybersecurity • $6,000 stipend and additional financial support for meals and housing • Conference travel support
  • Seminars, workshops and tutorials
  • Mentoring by well-experienced MSU faculty members

For additional information about the program, please contact Dr. Bharath K. Samanthula or Dr. Boxiang Dong