CSAW Summer Research and Training for College Faculty

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 9:00am EDT - Friday, August 16, 2013 - 5:00pm EDT

  • Location:Brooklyn, NY, US

The NYU-Poly CSAW Cybersecurity Summer Research and Training Program provides a unique opportunity for computer science faculty at two- and four-year colleges in the United States to receive instruction in the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity, engage in cutting-edge research projects, and learn to mentor cybersecurity competition teams. The effort is part of a three-year program sponsored by the National Science Foundation, in conjunction with NYU-Poly.

Ten qualified college faculty members will be selected for two weeks of intensive instruction in the basic concepts of cybersecurity followed by four weeks of research engagement at NYU-Poly. The program takes place daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm. All evenings and weekends are free for faculty to explore New York City and the surrounding Downtown Brooklyn area. Over the remaining academic year, faculty and their students will engage in research projects with NYU-Poly professors.

The accepted faculty will also establish a student teams to participate in the national CSAW Capture the Flag challenge. This event, which is conducted annually by NYU-Poly, attracts thousands of students and builds a community that is passionate about cybersecurity.

Funding: Faculty will receive a $5,000 stipend for participating in the CSAW Cybersecurity Summer Research and Training Program. NYU-Poly will provide up to $500 in travel vouchers as well as housing for those who need it.


  • Q1. Will commuting faculty get housing allowance?
  • A: No. Housing allowance is only for participants from out of town. However, commuting faculty will be reimbursed for local travel up to $500.
  • Q2. Are participants from out of town required to stay in the hotel arranged by the organizers?
  • A: Not necessarily but Polytechnic has secured private suites at LIU Graduate Center, which is three short blocks from campus.  We have limited space, therefore indicate your housing preference at the time of application.
  • Q3. Are faculty members from outside the United States eligible to apply for the CSAW Summer Research Program?
  • A: At this time we are only accepting faculty members from colleges and universities in the United States. NYU-Poly will be happy to collaborate and work with faculty members from outside the United States to help establish research and cybersecurity programs in their schools.
  • Q4. Are participants required to have research experience in Cybersecurity, Mathematics or Computer Science?
  • A: This is not a requirement. However, prior research experience is highly desirable and applicants must be eager to do research in cybersecurity.
  • Q5. Are the participants expected to have prior experience with engaging students in research?
  • A: This is not a requirement. However, applicants with a track record in engaging students in research activity are desired and applicants must be eager to engage students in research projects.
  • Q6. Is solid knowledge in cybersecurity required, and if so, what level?
  • A: No. Solid knowledge in cybersecurity is not “required," and the organizers are designing the lectures and projects during the camp to help the participants gain knowledge. However a basic knowledge and interest in the cybersecurity will be very helpful.
  • Q7. Are participants expected to publish based on their summer research activity?
  • A: No. Participants are not required to publish. However, it is expected that participants will strive to follow up the summer research activity with continued collaboration with their research mentor at NYU-Poly.  Research publications will be an outcome of this collaboration.


For academic content and program specifics
Nasir Memon
Email: memon@nyu.edu

For accommodations
Deidre West
Email: dwest@poly.edu

Thank you for your interest in the CSAW Summer Research and Training for College Faculty. This year's program is now full and we are no longer accepting applications.