NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site:
Human Communication in a Connected World

About ISI
Research Projects
The USC Information Sciences Institute is excited to announce our new REU Site, focusing on human communication in a connected world. We are grateful to NSF CISE for their generous support of this Site, via award #1659886.


In our program, students will participate in an 9-week research experience at USC/ISI campus in Marina del Rey. The program includes:
  • a weekly stipend of $600
  • travel reimbursement to/from Los Angeles
  • meals
  • housing at USC campus
  • free shuttle between USC and ISI
  • professional development activities
  • social events in the Los Angeles area


Applications due: Feb 10, 2021
Acceptance notifications: Feb 25 - Mar 10, 2021
Program duration: Jun 6 - Aug 7, 2021

Research Focus

Students will work with USC/ISI's renowned faculty, staff and graduate students on problems that seek to improve human communication in a connected world. Please explore our list of research projects using the menu on the left.


To apply, students must meet the following criteria at the time of application:
  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • enrolled at an accredited higher learning institution (including two-year institutions)
  • be at least in their second year of study (exceptional freshmen may be considered)
  • not be in their last year of study for the given undergraduate degree