We are especially interested in promoting research opportunities for students traditionally underrepresented in computer science. Prior research experience is not necessary.

Summer 2017 Deadlines  Application: March 20          Notification: April 1        Site Start: June 11          Site End: August 12

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Welcome to the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Networked Cyber Physical Systems (NetCPS) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site web page at Wichita State University.   


Wichita State University's Research Experiences for Undergraduates in NetCPS program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to spend a summer working with faculty researchers renowned in areas such as computer networks, mobile computing, wireless communications, and information security and privacy. A number of projects are available in diverse areas. Accepted students will work closely with WSU faculty and researchers on research problems with the potential for publications and significant impact on the future practice of various networked CPS.

What will you do?

  • Conduct cutting-edge research on networked CPS. Topics include: indoor mapping and localization, underwater robot system and swarming drone communications, tracking and inference attacks and their mitigation on wearable systems, cognitive radio networks, secure cloud computing for big data operations and manufacturing systems. For more information visit the Projects page.
  • Spend 9 weeks in the Department of EECS at Wichita State University, home to one of the very few M.S. programs in Computer Networking in the country.
  • Receive mentoring from renowned faculty in their fields.
  • Learn research skills through seminars and presentations throughout the summer and working with graduate students from around the world.

What will you get?

  • A stipend of $500 a week (total $4500 for 9 weeks). 
  • Furnished on-campus housing.
  • A dining hall meal plan and additional meal allowance (worth $1080).
  • A travel allowance to come to and return from the site.
  • Social and professional development events throughout the site duration.

You should apply if:

  • you are a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • are majoring in electrical engineering, computer/software engineering, telecommunications engineering, computer science, or any other related disciplines.
  • have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • are a sophomore, junior or senior.
  • you will graduate after Sept. 2017.