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Science of Security Summer Internship

The practice of the “security of science” aims to approach knowledge discovery in the field of cybersecurity in a way that validates predictions though logic or repeatable empirical experiments. Science of security emphasizes the methodology of research in cyber-security as much as the results of that research. Science of security is broad in its application, including development of mathematical models about which properties can be proven and/or predictions made, as well as empirical research that poses hypotheses that are tested by measurement and analysis.

The Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, part of the NSA Science of Security Lablet program, invites applications for a unique research experience for students. Selected applicants will spend eight weeks at ITI pursuing a research program of their own design, under the mentorship of ITI faculty and/or staff. The objective will be to advance research, which may be submitted for a poster session at the next HotSoS Science of Security Symposium. In addition to the research, the summer internship program will include weekly seminars and instruction regarding research issues such as ethics, research writing, presenting, creating posters, and grad school preparation (if applicable).

The program committee will select participants based on academic record and a 5-page proposal outlining the proposed research project. Both domestic and international students studying at a U.S. university are eligible to apply. Selected applicants will have lodging provided and receive a stipend and meal allowance.

Information Needed for Application

  • Research Project Proposal
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Names and contact information for 3 references

Important Dates

  • Program dates: June 5 – July 28, 2017 (subject to change)
  • Application deadline: February 28, 2017 (extended)
  • Acceptance notifications: March 14, 2017

Apply now!

Questions? Contact whiteselatillinois [dot] edu (Andrea Whitesell )