Research Education for Undergraduates

Summer 2020 REU site is canceled due to the COVID-19 situation. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and your understanding is appreciated.

  • NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Trustable Embedded Systems Security Research
  • Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering

The National Science Foundation has funded a 10-week summer program opportunity for undergraduates to work on cutting-edge research in computer systems security and trustable computing systems at the University of Connecticut

  • Work on summer research projects guided by faculty mentor
  • Get involved with exciting research with an impact on national security
  • Interact with graduate students and learn what graduate study is all about
  • Participate in weekly seminars on professional and research topics
  • Attend an international symposium on computer systems security
  • Improve communication, writing, and presentation skills

Check out the highlights from past summers:

2017, 2018, 2019

Possible Research Projects

Who can apply: Undergraduate students in COMPE/CS/EE or related areas and completing their freshman, sophomores or junior years. High school graduates who have been accepted at an undergraduate institution but who have not yet started their undergraduate study are also eligible to participate. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Program details: $600/week stipend, on-campus housing and meals provided, travel support is available. Activities include workshops on graduate careers, a security conference attendance, field trips to local industry, and social programs.

Applications: You need to upload a transcript (an unofficial transcript is fine) at the end of the application form. After submitting the application form, please arrange two reference letters to be sent to for you; your application is not complete until we receive two reference letters for you. [Application link for Summer 2021 is expected to go live in early 2021]

Contact Professor Omer Khan at for more information. There is no specific deadline; we enroll on a rolling basis. The program is supported with an anticipated grant from the National Science Foundation (CISE division).