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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

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: June 1 - August 6 (Due to the pandemic, the program may run virtual for all or part of this time.)
  • Application deadline: February 12, 2021

Application Information


For more information, please email or call 212.261.1732.