Summer Research Opportunities

Each IU-SROC participant receives:

  • A 40-hour-per-week lab position, giving you in-depth research experience
  • Help creating and presenting a research poster describing your summer research project
  • A $4,000 stipend
  • Housing and a meal plan for the entire eight-week program
  • Funds to cover travel costs

The program is also great preparation for graduate school in fields like computer science, bioinformatics, human-centered computing, computer vision, health informatics, security, cloud computing, interactive intelligent systems, text mining, and high performance computing.

2019 project description

This ongoing project is about developing scalable secure computing technologies—for example, training a machine learning model on encrypted data and making scientific discoveries without directly observing the content of the data.

Another of the group’s research areas is leveraging intelligent technologies to detect and analyze cybercrimes. Examples include automatic discovery and interpretation of dark words, and study of criminal activities on blockchain.


To be considered for the program, submit a completed application and your supporting documents by March 1, 2019.

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In addition to the application, you must submit these supporting documents:

  • At least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • An unofficial transcript from the college you are currently attending (if you are accepted into the program and choose to participate, you must then submit an official transcript)

To submit your supporting documents by email:

  • Write to Dr. Lamara Warren at
  • Use this subject line: 2019 IU-SROC (Your Name)

To submit your supporting documents by U.S. mail or courier service:

Summer Research Opportunities in Computing Program
Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Indiana University
ATTN: Dr. Lamara D. Warren
700 N. Woodlawn Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408



For more information, contact Dr. Lamara Warren at