Please note that the Summer 2021 REU will be delivered remotely.
The Frontier Technologies in Biometrics and Authentication REU offers participants the opportunity to develop highly sought-after skills in biometrics and authentication, which have become a core part of cybersecurity course curriculum.
As biometrics (e.g., face and fingerprint) security measures become the preferred approach for authentication in daily-life scenarios, scientists and engineers with biometric computing skills are increasingly in high demand.
In this 10-week REU program, undergraduate students will work with a group of experienced faculty members and industrial mentors, and conduct cutting-edge research in biometrics and authentication. Participants will complete a short-term intensive research training experience, which will prepare them for a research path in the field of cybersecurity, as well as benefit their graduate applications and job opportunities.
Particularly, this REU site also allows students to dive into and learn sought-after skills in data processing, app/software development or machine learning. Through various activities such as hands-on projects, seminars, demos, presentations, field trips, and other professional development opportunities, undergraduate students will also enhance their professional skills.
This REU site aims to broaden the participation of underrepresented students from institutions that offer limited or no research opportunities in biometrics and authentication.
2021 REU applications are now closed.
Your CV/resume, unofficial transcripts and personal statement should be uploaded to your online application.
This REU site is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Program under Grant # CNS-2050910.