Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate researchers presenting poster


How do I get started in Computer Science research?

  • Talk To A Faculty Member:  Problem solving with students is the cornerstone of research. The collaborative dynamic  required by research between faculty and students is unlike that found in the classroom. Reach out and see for yourself, you might be surprised!
  • Spend a Summer in a Lab: Regardless of your post-grad plans, getting paid to solve CS problems is a great career experience. Interested?...Talk to a faculty member!
  • Have a Plan - Start Early: If you are considering a graduate degree, research experience and published papers are top admission considerations.
  • Attend research group meetings: Many Computer Science research groups have regular meetings that are open to undergrads. Stopping in to evaluate your own interests, watch the research process in action, and make connections is a great first step. Meetings listed in table below.


Group Meetings


When & Where


Main Department Seminar 

Mondays 12:00pm 

Wegmans Hall 1400 


Natural Language Processing 

Fridays 3:00pm

Wegmans 3201 

Prof. Gildea gildea@cs.rochester.edu 

RIT-UR Theory Canal 

Noon, second and fourth Wednesday most months  

Seminar Series 

Prof. Hemaspaandra 

lane.hemaspaandra “at” icloud.com 


ROC Human-Computer Interaction  


Weekly Group Meeting 

Tuesdays  9:00am 

Wegmans 2506 

Zoom Link (for remote attendees): https://rochester.zoom.us/j/511948704    


Weekly Paper Reading Session 

Wednesdays 3:00pm

Wegmans 3201 

Zoom Link (for remote attendees):  https://rochester.zoom.us/j/511948704 



Weekly Group Meeting 

Mondays 10:30am

Wegmans 2506 


Weekly Paper Reading Session 

Fridays 9:30am

Wegmans 2506 


Profs. Bai and Hoque  



Systems Group 

Fridays 2:00pm

Wegmans 2506 

Zoom Link 

Seminar Schedule  

Profs. Criswell, Ding, Dwarkadas,

Nargesian, Pai, Scott, Zhu;

{criswell, cding, sandhya, fnargesi,

sree, scott, yzhu} @cs.rochester.edu 


(Seminar on Knowledge, Inference, and Language)

Wednesdays 4:30pm

Wegmans 2506 


Prof. Schubert schubert@cs.rochester.edu 

Vision & Learning

Thursdays 3:00pm

Wegmans 3201 

Prof. Xu chenliang.xu@rochester.edu 

High Performance Computing 

Contact Prof. Pai for meeting details  

Prof. Pai sree@cs.rochester.edu 

VIStA (Visual Intelligence and Social Multimedia Analytics) 

Fridays 10:30 – 11:30am

Wegmans 3504 


Prof. Luo jluo@cs.rochester.edu 

Rochester Security Group 

Contact Prof. Criswell for meeting details 

Prof. Criswell  


Students should also see the Office of Undergraduate Research for more information.

Last Updated 12 December 2023