REU student fellows

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Summer REU: Security of Mobile Devices and Wireless Networks

NYIT’s 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program provides opportunities for motivated, talented undergraduate students to collaborate with faculty and graduate students on research on securing smartphones and their networks using both hardware and software approaches. All participants submit a research paper, produce a research poster, and make a final presentation. Students also participate in activities including workshops, meetings, professional conferences, and field trips in and around New York City to enhance their program experience and prepare for graduate school.

“NYIT is honored to offer the REU program for the fifth consecutive summer. Thanks to our search committee’s careful selection, we welcome 12 highly qualified fellows whom we selected from 112 applications,” says Associate Professor Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, Ph.D., who oversees NYIT’s REU program. She also touched upon NYIT’s goal of educating women and minorities in the STEM fields: “I’m happy to report that we have a diverse group of student and that we kept our gender balance to have five female participants this year.”

Apply now for NYIT REU 2018. Deadline: February 28

WHAT: A hands-on research experience focuses on topics that include:

  • simulating the spread of malware
  • implementing cryptographic algorithms and authentication schemes
  • studying topology control of wireless networks
  • geo-locating
  • detecting a physical attack on a smartphone network
  • developing privacy-protected medical sensing methods using smartphones
  • Read more about 2017 research projects

WHY: $5,000 stipend, $600 travel allowance, $2,800 housing/food allowance PLUS research experiences, grad school preparation, networking/mentoring opportunities, and visits to state-of-the-art labs, security centers, and corporations.

WHERE: NYIT School of Engineering & Computing Sciences labs and facilities

WHEN: May 30 - August 3, 2018



HOW: NYIT’s REU program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

WHO: 2017 participants included talented undergraduate students from:

  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Fordham University
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • New York University
  • NYIT
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Transylvania University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For more information, please contact Dr. Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong at or 646.273.6129.