College of Computing

Student Research

Illinois Tech’s College of Computing offers research opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students alike. Whether it's through a summer stipend, a Research Experience for Undergraduates grant from the National Science Foundation, or internships, undergraduates can find themselves on the cutting edge of research. Funding support through grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Air Force, Argonne National Laboratory, the National Security Agency, and other entities gives graduate students access to research opportunities in a variety of computational fields.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Spend the summer with a computer science or applied mathematics research team in a College of Computing Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. SURE offers insight and learning in some of the hottest topics including big data, machine learning in financial markets, cybersecurity, data analytics, and more.

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Elevate Experience

Illinois Tech’s Elevate initiative is a one-of-a-kind program that combines a world-class education with guaranteed experiences and a customized plan that set you on the pathway to an amazing career. By taking part in guaranteed hands-on experiences like research projects, internships, study away, competitions, and short courses, you’ll gain the twenty-first century skills essential for professional success.

Learn more about Elevate and how your team of career, academic, and alumni advisers can help you create your personalized Elevate Your Future plan for academic and career success.


Questions about summer research opportunities? Email or call 312.567.3849.

Research at Illinois Tech

Learn more about student research at Illinois Tech, including research opportunities available for all students across the university.



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Labios Introduces New Paradigm for I/O Operations

Anthony Kougkas (Ph.D. CS ’19), a research assistant professor at Illinois Tech, says that Labios introduces a new storage abstraction called a data label, allowing scientists to express inout/output operations as instructions to Labios, decoupling the application from the storage system. HIs student research earned the Karsten Schwan Best Paper Award at the Association for Computing Machinery’s International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing.

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Researchers Aim to Unveil Anonymous Online Extremists

Two Illinois Institute of Technology graduate students published “Illicit Activities Beneath the Surface Web: Investigating Domestic Extremism on Anonymous Social Media Platforms” in HOLISTICA Journal of Business and Public Administration, examining whether extremists can be identified through their anonymous online posts.


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Daniel Karcz

Data Science Student Spent Summer Keeping NASA Connected to Space

Dan Karcz (M.A.S. DSC student) always wanted to work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and he fulfilled that goal in summer 2019 by interning with the lab’s Deep Space Network. Karcz spent his summer mining data to help predict signal loss with NASA spacecraft so lost signals can be more easily diagnosed in the future.

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Anna Kong does data work on her laptop in the Retaliatta Atrium

Prestigious NSF Program Provides Student a Crash Course in Research

Anna Kong (CS 4th year) earned a Research Experience for Undergraduates stipend from the National Science Foundation. The 10-week REU program, called BigDataX, focused on undergraduate research in both the theory and practice of big data computing at extreme scales.

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