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Fulbright-NSF Award in Computer Science/Cyber-security at Reykjavik University

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

A core element of the engagement would be to organize and teach a course, ideally for upper level undergraduates (~50 students) and graduate students. There would be a TA helping with the course. The students buy their own books.

Most importantly, we are interested in gaining additional information about Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Wireless Technologies.

This could be accomplished through the following:

1) Teaching: We would need someone that could help us in any of these following areas:

• To help us to develop new courses (undergraduate and graduate) in emerging new areas such as cybersecurity, cloud computing, Internet-of-Things, data science, etc.

• To develop new undergraduate and graduate certificates in the area of cybersecurity, data science, cloud computing, etc. To revise and update current undergraduate and graduate programs/courses to meet market needs

• To contribute to masters and PhD thesis and dissertation committees (while at the institution and/or after the conclusion of the trip at the host institution)

2) Research:

• We would like help on how to write competitive proposals to seek funding in critical areas such as cybersecurity research and education.

• To connect our faculty to U.S. institutions with the goal to establish research groups in the areas of: cybersecurity, Internet-of-Things, wireless and visible light communications.

• How to support our masters and PhD student’s research projects in areas such as co-advising and resources sharing.

• To plan and deliver workshops, seminars, and mini-conferences in areas such as cybersecurity, Internet-of-Things, visible light communications.


Due to the critical international need for expertise in the area of cybersecurity and virtual laboratory resources, we need a Fulbright scholar to:

a. Assess the need for cybersecurity innovation center.

b. To help plan and establish a center to address the expertise shortage in the area of cybersecurity.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
4-5 months
Grant Dates

January-May 2020


Reykjavik University

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Computer Science

Security and big data, deep learning, data analytics and biomedical informatics would be of particular interest. 

Special Features

We will help with finding a suitable housing, assist with meals and provide networking opportunities with fellow researchers.

Research opportunities: The School of Computer Science (SCS) at Reykjavik University performs research in a number of areas with main emphasis on artificial intelligencevirtual environments, software engineering, databasesnatural language processinghuman-computer interaction, and theoretical computer science.

The school of Computer Science at Reykjavik University is the leading and biggest school in Iceland in research on Computer Science.

Research is mainly carried out within the various research labs (see: {https://en.ru.is/scs/research/research-centres/}, which serve as focal points for both research projects and research-related study programs in the respective areas.  The research labs also give students, including at the undergraduate level, an opportunity to work on various projects supervised by the faculty members of SCS (see: {https://en.ru.is/scs/research/research-faculty-and-staff/}) . Moreover, all of the research labs collaborate with other universities and/or companies in industry. 

Number of Grants
Core (Open to all levels of scholars, including early career)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Program Staff
Peter Raucci
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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