The timeline for 2023 is shown below:

  • Application Deadline: March 12 Extended to March 20 (11:59 PM AoE)
  • First Notice of Invitation and Acceptance: March 17 — 24
  • Secondary Notice of Invitation and Acceptance: March 25 — April 3
  • REU Program: May 22 — July 28 (10 weeks)

To be eligible for the REU program, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at Penn State or elsewhere in US and its territories
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Have at least 1 year remaining before graduation (at the time of application)
  • Have a strong desire to pursue a graduate program

To apply, applicants need to prepare the following materials:

  • CV (in PDF)
  • Copy of the academic transcript (in PDF)
  • Short essay (up to 2 pages in PDF), describing one’s interests in machine learning and/or cybersecurity, one’s goal for the REU program, and one’s plan for graduation education
  • 2 letters of recommendation (have them sent to: by the above DUE date)

Once ready, please finish the following web-based application form, with the needed files uploaded (except recommendation letters):