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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Computational Methods in High Performance Computing with Applications to Computational Sciences

The Computer Science Departments of The College of Staten Island (CUNY) and Hunter College (CUNY) and with technical support from CUNY's High Performance Computing Center, will provide support for a 3-year REU Site, in an area of increasing national importance: Computational Methods in High Performance Computing with Applications to Computational Sciences. The REU Site recruits nine undergraduate students for a ten-week summer experience. The students undertake challenging problems with their mentors in different research fields of computer science and related fields (e.g., Computational Vision, Computational Biology and Chemistry, Cyber Security, Deep and Machine Learning, Sensor Networks, Complex System Modeling and Simulation, etc.) that require parallel processing programming techniques to be solved. Emphasis is placed on recruiting students from colleges and universities that offer limited STEM research opportunities, such as Minority Serving Institutions.

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This Program Is Sponsored By National Science Foundation

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: Extended to March 20, 2024
  • Decision notification: April 10, 2024.
  • Student acceptance letter: April 20, 2024.
  • Program begins: May 31, 2024.
  • Program ends: August 1, 2024.



We are excited to host this unique Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site at the College of Staten Island in collaboration with Hunter College. This REU Site will give students a great opportunity to tackle challenging and practical projects requiring parallelism, with the technical support from The City University of New York High Performance Computing Center (CUNY HPCC), while learning theoretical concepts and programming techniques (e.g., heuristics, exact methods of evaluation) in different research areas of computational sciences.

  • Research opportunities in emerging computational methods at the on-campus state-of-the-art High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities.
  • 10-week summer undergraduate research program.
  • $6,000 stipend, up to $500 for travel expenses, with lodging and meals provided.
  • Field trips and social activities in New York City.
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) major.
  • Complete at least sophomore year of study.
  • Remain an undergraduate student in Fall 2024.
  • Preferably have completed courses of discrete math, data structures and algorithms.
  • GPA 3.0 or above.
  1. Complete (must select two projects from the Projects pagethe Application Form in PDF format.
  2. Complete a voluntary Confidential Form in PDF format.
  3. Provide a personal statement describing your career goals. How this experience will enhance these goals.
  4. A resume including courses taken, and research/working experiences.
  5. A copy of your school transcripts, unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  6. Provide two letters of recommendation, at least one letter must come from a faculty member in your major. Ask your references directly email the letters to
  7. Proof of medical insurance.
  8. Make all your documents as pdf files and submit them via email to

This REU participates in the REU Common Reply Date agreement. Any student who receives an offer from an REU that participates in the Common Reply Date agreement, including this REU, is not required to accept or decline to the offer until March 8 (or later). The goal of the Common Reply Date agreement is to help students make informed decisions, particularly when faced with the potential of receiving offers from multiple REUs.