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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

New York Tech is doing its part in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In an abundance of caution, we have canceled the summer 2020 REU program. For those who submitted applications, the application materials, with the exception of transcripts, will be honored for applications for the summer 2021 REU program. The applicant must inform reu@nyit.edu that they wish to reapply before the 2021 application deadline (February 12, 2021) and they must still be eligible to participate.

Research on the Security of Mobile Devices and Wireless Networks

Interested in a paid summer research internship at New York Tech?

New York Tech's 10-week summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program provides opportunities for ten motivated and talented undergraduate students to collaborate with our faculty and graduate students in research on methods of securing mobile devices and wireless networks using both software and hardware approaches. Women and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Undergraduates will have access to the university's state-of-the-art research facilities and gain valuable hands-on research experiences using network testbeds to simulate malware and attacks on mobile devices and wireless networks, efficient privacy-preserving authentication methods with novel biometrics for medical devices and smartphones, emotions of populations vulnerable to phishing, and secure sharing of wireless spectrum for body-area networks and connected vehicles.

Program Expectations

The research projects require a full-time commitment from participating students (five days a week/40 hours per week). Students are not allowed to work while participating in the program. In conjunction with the requirements of the faculty advisors, all participants are required to submit a research paper, produce a research poster, and make a final presentation describing their work.

Participating students will get $6,000 stipend, $600 travel allowance, $3,000 housing (estimated) and $24/day (estimated) food allowance PLUS research experiences, grad school preparation, networking/mentoring opportunities, and visits to state-of-the-art labs, security centers, and corporations.

Read more about REU at the National Science Foundation.

Important Dates

  • REU 2021: TBA
  • Application deadline: February 12, 2021

Application Information

Contact

For more information, please email reu@nyit.edu or call 212.261.1732.