CyberCorps: Scholarships for Service

Scholarship Opportunities for graduate students (both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees)

The Department of Computer Science at University of Houston is offering a full scholarship (Scholarship for Service (SFS)) for graduate students (both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees) who are interested in pursuing education and research in any computing-related discipline with Cyber Security focus.

The SFS program will also offer all students education, training and opportunities to become cyber security professionals capable of advancing America’s economic prosperity and national security in the 21st Century. The applicant maybe either an US citizen or permanent resident.

Online Form: Once an applicant has been accepted to the program, a response from the applicant, either accepting or declining, must be received within two weeks of the date of the offer.

Required Materials :

  1. Application Form: You can get the online application form here
  2. Official Transcript
  3. Recommendation Letters: Two recommendation letters from faculty members of your college are required. Please start to fill out the recommendation letter here.

Details for submitting the Recommendation letter: For Faculty Members Only: Before you start to fill in an recommendation letter, please read the following information: Please send the recommendation letter by email to rmverma@cs.uh.edu

S-STEM Scholarships for Undergraduates

A Scholarship Offer for Undergraduate Students Interested in Preparing for 21st Century Computer Science Careers

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston is awarding scholarships to academically meritorious, professionally talented computer science undergraduate students with an S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation. This Program offers students preparation for global challenges of the 21st century by enriching their academic preparation in multi-disciplinary approaches.

Qualifications

Required Materials:

Application Form available here!

Recommendation Letters: Two recommendation letters from faculty members of your college are required. Please start to fill out the recommendation letter here.

For more information: Visit http://www2.cs.uh.edu/~rmverma/

What the S-STEM program offers

Security Modules

For a more detailed distribution of the Module slides: Available HERE!

The three themes of our security initiative are:

Workshop Series on Current Topics in Security and Privacy

We are organizing three one-day workshops: 

a. One workshop at Texas Southern University on Monday, 30th April, 2018.

b. Two workshops at University of Houston on Saturday, 23rd June, 2018 and Saturday, 30th June, 2018

The Workshops will include presentations on Security modules and supporting materials, as well as some hands-on activities. 

Each workshop will have a theme as follows.
a.  First workshop at UH on 23rd June:

Travel Awards and/or stipends will be available to Faculty, PostDocs and advanced PhD students (1 year from graduation), who are interested in adopting/adapting the coursewares we have developed. 

The links to the Application and Travel Support forms.

     The theme is Security Analytics. The full day workshop will focus on modules directed towards the following two topics:

       Intrusion Detection

       Data Mining/Machine Learning for Security

Location:

Department of Computer Science,
University Of Houston,Houston TX, USA


Workshop focus:

 

Benefits:


At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

Support:


The workshop is supported by an NSF grant. Funding is available to support travel and lodging for a limited number of participants.
Workshop Registration Application available at Workshop-SA@UH Application Link!

The application should be emailed to Dr. Rakesh Verma (rverma@uh.edu)

Workshop-SA@UH Travel Support Link!

Application deadline:May 25th,2018

Notification: May 28th, 2018
 

Agenda:

Time Session
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. NLP for security (and Demo) by Dr. Ping Chen
9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Invited Talk 1 by Dr. David Marchette, NSWC
10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Invited Talk 2 by Dr. Srivathsan Srinivas, AlienVault
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Intrusion Detection by Dr. Stephen Huang
1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Data Mining/Machine Learning for Security by Dr. Rakesh Verma
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Hands-On Exercises (Stat)
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Final Hands-On/Discussion
4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

 

b.  The workshop at TSU on 30th April:
TSU Workshop on Privacy and Security
     The theme is Privacy/Wireless Sensor Network Security. The full day workshop will focus on modules directed towards the following two topics:

       Privacy preserving Data Mining

       Wireless Sensor Network Security (WSN)

Location:

Texas Southern University,
Houston TX, USA


Workshop focus:

 

Benefits:


At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

Support:


The workshop is supported by an NSF grant. Funding is available to support travel and lodging for a limited number of participants.
Application available at Workshop@TSU Application Link!

The application should be emailed to Lila Ghemri (Ghemri_LX@tsu.edu) and Dr. Rakesh Verma (rverma@uh.edu)

Workshop@TSU Travel Support Link!

Application deadline: April 10th April 20th, 2018

Notification: April 24th, 2018
 

Agenda:

Time Session
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview
9:30 a.m. Security and Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Hands-On Exercises
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Privacy in Data Mining
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Hands-On Exercises
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

 

b. The workshop at UofH on 23rd June: The theme is Security Analytics.
More details to be announced in May!
c.  The workshop at UofH on 30th June: The theme is Security Beyond Computer Science.
 
More details to be announced in May!
Organizing Committee