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 commenced its sixth REU program on May 30, 2018, welcoming 12 fellows from eleven universities to conduct research with faculty mentors. The program received more than 168 applications. NSF-funded REU fellows learned from presentations by NYIT faculty members on topics ranging from research approaches, the security of smartphone, wireless and social networks to public speaking, technical writing; attend lectures by industry experts; go on field trips; prepare for professional publications at professional conferences; and participate in cultural and social activities.”

WHAT: A hands-on research experience focuses on topics including but not limited to:

  • Visible light communication and localization
  • PIN inferences at ATMs by side channel attacks
  • Authentication of vehicular drivers through posture
  • Energy analysis of lightweight encryption algorithms on smartphone applications
  • PrivateMD
  • Read more about 2018 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 College of Engineering & Computing Sciences labs and facilities

WHEN: May 30 - August 3, 2018


Application for REU 2018 has closed.

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

WHO: 2018 participants included talented undergraduate students from:

  • Cooper Union
  • Georgia State University
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Jackson State University
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Michigan

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