Science of Security (SoS) Summer Internship Program

Title 
Science of Security (SoS) Summer Internship Program
Institution 
Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (sponsored by NSA)
Institution Type 
Information Trust Institute (ITI) is a research unit that is part of the College of Engineering at Illinois.
City 
Urbana
State 
IL
Field 
computer science and electrical and computer engineering
Start Date 
June 5, 2017
End Date 
July 28, 2017
Stipend 
hourly stipend depends on level in school
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
January 31, 2017
Description 
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.
Qualifications 
The internship program will take both undergrad and graduate students studying computer science and electrical and computer engineering. Qualified candidates will have course experience and an interest in computer security. The applicant needs to write a research proposal telling us know about the research project they would like to work on for the summer.
Contact 
Andrea Whitesell
URL 
http://publish.illinois.edu/science-of-security-lablet/internship/
Email 
whitesel@illinois.edu
Number of Participants 
6-10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes

Housing and meal assistance is provided to non-University of Illinois students.