The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a global leader in core research and development for computer science and engineering. CSE is committed to offering research opportunities to our undergraduate majors. Research is an exciting, and sometimes challenging, process of discovery and communicating discovery to others: For a research result to be meaningful, it must be shared for others to apply or build upon.
You do not have to be heading to graduate school to find research work useful and rewarding. Research involves multiple skills that CSE wants you to develop and apply: investigating prior work, experimenting, inventing, reasoning (proofs), collaborating, organizing, writing, and speaking. If there is no chance of failure, you are not doing research.
Projects will vary based upon your interests and current research work being conducted by faculty. CSE encourages our faculty sponsors to seek NSF Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) grants so you can develop research skills as early as possible in your undergraduate education.
Undergrads like you now participate in research projects that:
- Teach robots how to learn from humans.
- Utilize computing to address challenging scientific problems, like decoding the human genome.
- Extract knowledge from massive amounts of data.
- Make community transportation more efficient.
- Empower people living in the developing world.
- Create interactive video games that contribute to science and education.
- Develop assistive technologies and enhance computer usability for all people.
We invite you to learn more about undergraduate research opportunities.
- Program Overview
- Application Review Process
- Application Instructions