Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Welcome to the 2004-2012 REU Program in Computer Science and Engineering!

"Multidisciplinary Research in Secure Computing"


Co-Directors: Professors Caroline M. Eastman and John B. Bowles

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Carolina is pleased to announce the conclusion its Research Experiences for Undergraduates Fellowship Program for 2012. This ends a nine year run of having the pleasure to provide talented undergraduates the opportunity to do research on our campus during the summer. This program was sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Interns in the program were given the opportunity to conduct research in an academic setting using state-of-the-art computational facilities under the direction of faculty mentors. A number of special events including seminars, workshops, visits to local industries, and socials were planned throughout the summer, and we believe the experience has helped participants learn to work in a multidisciplinary setting while developing professional research skills. We hope it has also provided past participants with a competitive edge for graduate school applications and the job market.

Research Areas

Our program focus has been on two primary research areas:

REU Participants and Projects

REU Photos







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Campus Information

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Carolina occupies one third of the Swearingen Engineering Center, a state of the art facility located in downtown Columbia. Swearingen is one of over 175 buildings on the university's 290 acre campus. The Campus as A Work of Art puts USC's campus among the twenty-five most beautiful college campuses in the nation. Columbia is strategically located in the center of South Carolina, within a two-hour drive of the South Carolina Beaches (e.g., Historic Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head), and the North Carolina Mountains (e.g. Asheville, Smokey Mountain National Park). Columbia is home to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens and the South Carolina Aquarium is located in the Charleston Harbour. Walking, biking, canoeing, and kayaking are all within minutes of the city center and Lake Murray is only 15 miles to the west.


REU Program Coordinator

Contact information for the latest REU Program Coordinator follows. Please feel to contact Lewis Cawthorne if you have any questions about the history of the program:

Lewis Cawthorne
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Swearingen Engineering Center - 2D19
Columbia, SC 29208
Email: LLC@acm.org


Disclaimer
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. CNS-0353637 and CNS-0649105. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).