Undergraduate Research Opportunities

UMBC’s Office of Undergraduate Education encourages undergraduate research and offers several resources to assist students who wish to pursue research efforts at the undergraduate level. Here are some IS department faculty who have research projects in which undergraduate students can get involved:

Read about all the winners from our 2023 Student Research Symposium – Congrats to all the winners!

Read about our Research Spotlight Day 2022 where students participated in panel discussions and poster presentations.

Did you know?

You can earn up to 6 upper-level academic credits while engaging in cutting-edge research.

After discussing with the faculty member who will be supervising research, you can register for IS400 – Individual Study in Information Systems, IS469 – Senior Project in Information Systems, IS479 – Cybersecurity Project or IS467 – Health IT Project.

Read more about the course descriptions in the UMBC Undergraduate Catalog.

Some faculty may also have funding for students to participate in research.

Finding a research area and project

The IS department broadly specializes in the research areas of Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management, Database and Data miningHealth Information TechnologyHuman-centered computing, and Software Engineering. You can learn more about the areas and faculty who are currently active in these areas by clicking on the links above or here.

You can also visit our faculty page and look through individual faculty websites to see their active research interests and projects and ask if there are opportunities to get involved.

IS department now uses a central form to collect research interests from our undergraduate and graduate students to help match students with projects (or opportunities) supervised by IS faculty. Please use this form, instead of direct email to individual faculty, to express your interest in conducting research with IS faculty. If a faculty member is interested in working with you, they will contact you directly.