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Update: Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency we will not run the REU 2020. All the applicants were informed of our decision on the first week of April. We expect to run the REU for 2021.

If you are interested in our REU please use the form below to submit your contact info for us to notify you when we open the application process for 2021. Thank you and be safe!

Welcome to our Research Experience For Undergraduates program at Columbus State University (REU@CSU) in Security and Privacy for Mobile Sensing and the Internet of Things! The TSYS School of Computer Science is pleased to host an NSF CISE REU Site in Security and Privacy for Mobile Sensing and the Internet of Things .

In our program, undergraduate students will participate in a 9-week research experience at Columbus State University (Columbus, GA) in researching problems and issues related to security, privacy, authentication, data integrity, and malware for Mobile Sensing and the Internet of Things. This site is supported by the NSF CISE REU program.

Students will be awarded a stipend of $5,400 plus travel, meals, and on campus housing. The program incorporates professional development activities. The application process will close in March 04 /2020. Awardees will be notified from March to the beginning of April 2020. U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency is required. Women, minorities and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, students must be US citizens or permanent residents enrolled at an accredited higher learning institution (including two-year institutions) majoring in undergraduate computer science, cyber security, or computer science-related fields including mathematics, and who have taken relevant coursework in programming. Students must be at least in their second year of their academic studies.

We have closed the application cycle for the 2020 experience. If you are interested to receive a notification for the 2021 cycle please submit your e-mail information in this form. We will notify when we start receiving applications again.


Contact Info:

Alfredo J. Perez, Ph. D.

Associate Professor

TSYS School of Computer Science

E-mail: perez_alfredo at columbusstate.edu


Yesem Peker, Ph. D.

Associate Professor

TSYS School of Computer Science

E-mail: peker_yesem at columbusstate.edu


Please begin the subject of the email with the prefix REU@CSU: <your subject>, where <your subject> is the subject of your e-mail.