NSF Research Experience for Undergrads Summer Program @ U Texas Dallas
Software Safety: Research, Practice and a Path Forward
Fri May 22 – Fri July 30, 2015
Application deadline: March 15, 2015
The Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at
Dallas will conduct a ten-week summer research program funded by
the National Science Foundation (NSF) for ten undergraduates from
Friday May 22 to Friday July 30 2015.
The focus is on “software safety,” however, the technology and
skills learned by the students have general applicability to
research and practice in their future studies.
We provide a close collaboration with our industry partners.
In addition to work on assigned research projects at UTD,
field trips to Raytheon, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company,
and EDS/HP will be arranged to help the students better
understand how software safety is adopted in practice for
This also gives students a chance to directly communicate with
practitioners to receive a first-hand account of the work
environments and lifestyles in the industry.
We also host special workshops on technical writing and oral
presentation to improve students’ proficiency in preparing and
delivering technical reports.
A highlight which provides an overview of our program including
research projects, lectures, and field trips is available at
In addition, videos (along with PowerPoint slide shows) for
students’ project presentations as well as lectures on
software safety and technical writing are also posted:
Eligible applicants are those who have an interest in pursuing
a graduate education, are currently enrolled in an accredited
undergraduate institution, and are U.S. citizens or permanent
Incoming seniors will be given preference, but sophomores and
juniors with strong academic records will also be considered.
Special welcome is extended to students from underrepresented
groups (women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) and
academic institutions with limited research opportunities.
Selected participants will receive a scholarship to conduct
research with a faculty member in the Computer Science
Department at UTD.
Included will be a $5,000 stipend and a travel reimbursement for
those from outside the Dallas metro area.
We also provide housing on campus free to the REU students.
Professor & Principal Investigator
Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas