Program Overview

University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Mobile, Pervasive and Sensor Computing Lab (MPSC Lab) hosts an immersive summer research program in smart computing and communications for promising undergraduate students across the country. The REU research projects will be conducted in three interrelated thrust areas of smart computing and communications: (i) security and privacy protection, (ii) novel applications, and (iii) sensing and adaptive networking. Proposed projects will include a mix of theory and hands-on work and will leverage enabling paradigms (e.g., cloud computing, Internet-of-Things, high-speed wireless) to design, model, and implement novel techniques and solutions for smart computing and communication applications, encompassing algorithms for artificial intelligence, data mining, machine learning, edge analytics, signal processing, and big data. Some projects will also include building functional prototypes for demonstration.

Your Maryland Experience

How to Apply

Three steps to apply:

Click on "Apply Now" below to complete the online application. For queries related to the application, contact Indrajeet Ghosh.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: March 15, 2022

Extended Application Deadline: April 25, 2022 March 31, 2022

Notification Date: April 30, 2022

Start Date: June 6, 2022

End Date: August 12, 2022


The field of smart computing and communications thrives on the diversity of thought and experiences. We welcome applications from students from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders.


For additional information please contact Nirmalya Roy (PI) at (410)-455-3182 or Anupam Joshi (co-PI) at (410)-455-2590. For program evaluation please contact Linda Hodges.


Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs is funded by the National Science Foundation grant #CNS- 2050999.