CS undergraduate Nico Deshler talking to EECS Chair James Demmel about his sensor array project at the 2018 SUPERB/URISE REU poster session

Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley (SUPERB)

The goal of the SUPERB Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) program in EECS is to prepare and motivate a group of diverse, competitive candidates for graduate study. Our research focus is collecting and using Big Data for the public good.

UPDATE: Applications for the Summer 2021 SUPERB program will launch soon. Please check back in October. Our intention is to provide students the opportunity to engage in research through our program. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the campus policies will dictate whether we have the program in-person or remote. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our program coordinator (diversity@eecs.berkeley.edu).

SUPERB participants spend nine weeks at UC Berkeley during the summer working on exciting ongoing research projects focused on Big Data with EECS faculty mentors and graduate students. Students who participate in this research apprenticeship explore options for graduate study, gain exposure to a large research-oriented department, and are motivated to pursue graduate study.

SUPERB participants receive a $4,500 stipend, room and board on campus in the International House, and up to $600 for travel expenses.

SUPERB is funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Program.

Principle Investigator: Professor John Canny, EECS Associate Chair and CS Division Chair

At a Glance

  • The 2021 application period begins in October 2020.
  • Program dates: June 6 - August 7, 2021
  • Application deadline: January 31, 2021, 5 pm PST
  • Challenging 9-week research experience in engineering for juniors and seniors
  • Research guided by faculty mentors and graduate students
  • Weekly presentations by researchers
  • Lab tours, Industry field trip and graduate school advising
  • $4,500 stipend, housing, meals and $600 travel allowance provided

REU Theme

The UC Berkeley Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) CISE Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site proposal for 2020 focuses on Responsible Artificial Intelligence (RAI).  RAI projects include working on the challenges and risks from the widespread adoption of Artificial Intelligence in areas such as marketing, finance, law enforcement, health care and entertainment.  The REU projects tackle many of the challenges in the responsible development of AI systems. Leading researchers in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will mentor students on their proposed REU projects.


Leslie Mach
University of California, Berkeley
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Berkeley, CA 94720-1770