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How to Join the SUPERgroup

If you have questions about any of our work, or if you might want to work as part of the SUPERgroup, please reach out to Blase. Below, we have described the most likely avenues for joining the group based on your current affiliation:

Prospective PhD students

We plan to add one or two additional PhD students in the next admissions cycle (deadline January 9, 2019). If you might be interested in working as part of the SUPERgroup, mention that you want to work with "Blase Ur" on "usable security" at some point in your personal statement. If you do that, Blase will be sure to read your application.

Current UChicago undergraduates

University of Chicago undergraduates are encouraged to take the Usable Security and Privacy course, which is slated to be offered next in Spring 2019.

We also often welcome University of Chicago undergraduates to work on, and sometimes lead, our ongoing research projects. One could either work for course credit (independent study) or work hourly at our standard rate for research assistants. Please feel free to get in touch if you might be willing to commit to a project for at least 6 months (after hearing about the project, of course).

Finally, University of Chicago undergraduates are welcome to complete fourth-year MS research projects as part of the UChicago SUPERgroup. In general, any projects that focus on computer security, privacy, or human-computer interaction are within scope. We have created a list of some of our ongoing projects, which are just one starting point for deciding on a precise project.

Non-UChicago undergraduates or high school students

On a case-by-case basis, we might be able to support research summer visits from undergraduates from other institutions in the United States, as well as research internships from Chicago-area high school students. Please feel free to get in touch.

International visitors

Except in exceptional circumstances, we are unable to support international visitors to the SUPERgroup. The only exception is if we have common research connections (e.g., you have worked closely with a SUPERgroup collaborator).