Boise State University

REU Program in Data-driven Security

June 1 - July 30, 2021


In summer 2021 the Department of Computer Science at Boise State University will host a nine week interdisciplinary undergraduate research program, Data-driven Security, focusing on applying data science and artificial intelligence to mitigate cyberattacks and other security risks and threats. We hope you will assist us by sharing this opportunity with your students. We welcome applications from current undergraduate students who have a strong interest in computer science, mathematics, or engineering. This intensive program will expose up to ten undergraduate students to topics in cybersecurity (intrusion and threat detection, lightweight cryptography, side-channel attacks), misbehavior detection, national security (e.g., counter-terrorism), and misinformation mitigation. The program aims to immerse undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds in all facets of research in computer science and mathematics in a culture of close and daily collaboration with faculty.


(This year the program will be held in a virtual format)

Students who are also members of groups underrepresented in STEM fields or who are enrolled in a minority-, women's-, or non-doctoral institution are particularly encouraged to apply.

REU program features

Please contact Dr. Francesca Spezzano ( for any question.