Research Experience for Undergraduates in Big Data Security and Privacy

NSF REU Site in Big Data Security and Privacy @ Cal Poly Pomona

Our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program engages undergraduate students in big data security and privacy research, particularly on genomic data privacy, secure multiparty cloud computation and hybrid data center security. This program provides students with an immersive research environment and we teach students research skills through training sessions, hands-on experiments and interactions with experienced researchers. The interdisciplinary nature of this site exposes students to different perspectives of big data security, from theory to application. The faculty members have exceptional expertise in cybersecurity research enabling them to provide high quality REU activities in all three components.

Students have opportunities to explore the state of the art in big data analytics, medical data security, privacy preserving techniques,  security of machine learning models, and software defined network security. Students will learn a variety of practical skills in various computing environments, such as CUDA for general-purpose GPU programing, and a student-run data center.

This REU site is supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). We welcome application and participation from all students.


For questions or additional information, please contact

Tingting Chen
Director of Big Data Security and Privacy REU Site