Data-driven security research undergrad experience seeking student applicants

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for a brand new Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site focused on data-driven security that is now being offered at Boise State University. Applicants for the two-month summer program spanning June and July will receive a $5,400 stipend, free on-campus housing and an allowance for meals.

The deadline to apply is March 1. Students can view more information and apply here: https://sites.google.com/boisestate.edu/undergrad-data-driven/home

Data-driven security is an emerging interdisciplinary field that applies data science and artificial intelligence to mitigate cyberattacks and other security risks and threats. This REU was made possible by a National Science Foundation grant awarded to an interdisciplinary faculty group, comprising computer science assistant professors Francesca Spezzano and Edoardo Serra, and mathematics professors Liljana Babinkostova and Marion Scheepers.

By combining computer science and mathematics, this REU site in data-driven security will provide a unique research opportunity for undergraduate students, who will learn how to bridge the gap between theory and practice and communicate across disciplines. Successful professionals in data-driven security need to know how a model works to be able to choose the most suitable one to solve a problem.

Undergraduate students will participate in summer research activities with faculty mentors from the computer science and mathematics disciplines. The students will work in teams to explore important research questions and will also participate in other professional development activities that will prepare them for future careers in the computing fields.