NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Vehicular Edge Computing and Security (2022)


NSF LogoThe Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on Vehicular Edge Computing and Security is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research program (Award #1852134) at the University of North Texas. There are ten positions for the 10-week program. The undergraduate research assistants are initiated towards research under the guidance of faculty from Computer Science and Engineering. The research assistants collaborate with their mentors and are expected to contribute to the field of Vehicular Edge Computing and Security. Women, minorities, and students from "undergraduate" institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Goals of the REU Site:

  • Increase the number of future professionals in the area of Autonomous Vehicles, Edge Computing, and Secure Connected Systems.
  • Develop students' ability to conduct research in Computer and Network Systems (Architecture, Distributed Computing, Applications, and Security).
  • Stimulate enrollment in graduate studies through the involvement of students in scientific investigations under the mentorship of research faculty.
  • Promote collaborative ties between the student's institution and University of North Texas faculty, staff, and students and to provide a basis for future cooperative studies.

Benefits of the Intern Program:

  • $6,000 stipend plus generous housing and food allowance for 10 weeks.
  • Interns interact with active and experienced research faculty.
  • Gain real-world experience in an emerging, high-tech field, and be able to work with high-caliber information technology, science, and engineering professionals.

Requirements of the Intern Program:


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Must be and remain an undergraduate student in good standing.
  • Must pursue a degree program.
  • Must live in campus housing (off-site students).
  • Must attend weekly seminars and programs.
  • Must work a minimum of 36 hours per week at the REU site.
  • Must prepare and submit a written report of the work done.
  • Must give an oral presentation of work performed at the REU Site.

Remember, once you have accepted an offer from the program, you are obligated to complete the summer internship (all 10 weeks) program and meet the program requirements.

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