Summer Research Expeditions (SRE) in Computational Sciences, Systems and Engineering

Program Information

Join us this summer at Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, for a world-class, unique, interdisciplinary summer research expedition (SRE). SRE is an intensive, ten-week program to help undergraduates immerse themselves in research and taste the excitement of inventing. SRE is led by faculty members in Computer Science. Participants will be part of a research team, including one or more faculty mentors and/or a graduate student mentor, and will be expected to make contributions to a challenging research topic. See this year's project list  for more details. 

Research areas include: 

  • Machine Learning
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Healthcare
  • Algorithms for Big Data
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computer Vision and Robotics

In addition to research, students complete a course that teaches scientific presentation skills. Each participant is expected to present his/her summer findings in a final presentation and poster session.

The SRE program will also offer time for networking opportunities with peers from institutions around the country. Students are encouraged to take advantage of local attractions while on the East Coast. The Homewood Campus is conveniently located close to many tourist attractions and is a bus ride away from downtown Baltimore. There is a variety of free national museums with different specializations from architecture and engineering to space exploration to natural histories. And the nation’s capital is only a short train ride away. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Stipend for 10 weeks: $4,500
Housing will be provided
Program Dates: May 28, 2017 - August 5, 2017

Students should arrive in Baltimore on the 28th and plan for afternoon departures on the 5th.
A few spots are available for International applicants.


Application Information

Step 1: Projects for the 2017 workshop are posted here. Each project has a number assigned to it. Applicants will need to select their top two project choices. Most projects are purposely open-ended. Once a student has been selected, students may work with their mentors to refine and adapt individual projects to their interest and background.

Step 2: Click here to access the online application. Indicate your top two project choices from the project list. Please attach a copy of your resume and transcript before you submit your application. Two letters of recommendation are also required. Please add letter writer contact information in your Academic Jobs Online profile. Your letter writers will receive an email request once you submit your application and will be able to upload their letters electronicallly.     

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017 (midnight)


If you have questions about the application process, please email

Mailing Address:
Summer Research Expeditions 2016
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles Street
Malone Hall Suite 160,
Baltimore, MD 21218