Team for Research in
Ubiquitous Secure Technology

TRUST Research Experience for Undergraduates

The TRUST Research Experiences for Undergraduates (TRUST REU) is a nine-week summer program in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trustworthy Systems, established to promote access to graduate education among undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged and who may not have exposure to the academic environment of a research university.

The goal of the TRUST REU program is to increase the level of diversity among students entering graduate programs in computer science and engineering by providing research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty member and graduate student mentor. Program objectives are:

  • To provide students with preparation to become research scholars
  • To stimulate serious consideration of graduate study
  • To increase the number of successful underserved applicants able to enroll in graduate school

Program benefits include:

  • Approximately 9-10 weeks of research
  • A research stipend of $4500
  • A round-trip travel stipend up to $600
  • A double room in a residential hall
  • A subsidized GRE preparation course

Special consideration will be given to applicants who have shown potential for success, but may have had limited access to undergraduate research or other academic opportunities. Upon completion of this program students will be better prepared and motivated to apply for graduate school admission.


Program dates are June 5 - August 6, 2016

Location: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Sponsor: Silvia Crivelli
Preferred Skills: Machine learning and/or Computer Game Development
Research Areas: Computational Biology, WeFold Project

Campus Location: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Sponsoring Faculty: Jay Srinivasan
Preferred Skills: C Programming
Research Areas: Big Data & Super Computing

Campus Location: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Sponsoring Faculty: Jason Hick
Research Areas: Data Mining & Analytics

Questions: Contact