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.



Guidance in Coding

A mentor with Scarlet Data Studio, a six-week software engineering internship program, helped Marilyn Flowers improve technical skills and coding prowess.


big data hermes

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 input/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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Stanley Nicholson

Mathematics as a Research Key

Stanley Nicholson found a research opportunity in biology while studying applied mathematics, as the team discovered his modeling skills were particularly helpful.

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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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