Computer Science and Informatics Summer Research Experience Program

Computer Science and Informatics Summer Research Experience Program (CSIRE) is a 6-week research experience program on computer science and informatics for high school students. The program assumes the participant already has good skills on programming or data analytics. Since launching in 2017, the program has become increasingly competitive. If you are looking for a program to get familiar with a topic of interest or to learn fundamental skills, please visit our Pre-College Summer Programs.

CSIRE 2024


Please contact Dr. Wang (fusheng . wang at stonybrook . edu)   if you have questions.


CSIRE is a summer program to provide opportunities for high school students to participate in research and motivate the students to pursue a career in the field.

The program is held jointly by the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. Each student will be working in a lab mentored by a faculty or a Ph.D. student on a research project. Students will also visit labs and attend seminars introducing cutting edge research in both computer science and informatics. The students will present their work to their classmates and mentors during the middle and the end of the program. Programming background is required. 

Past Events

CSIRE 2017: For the program in 2017, please read the news "Computer Science, Bioinformatics Faculty Lead Summer Program for K-12 Students". You can also see pictures of CSIRE 2017. One of the students Kavya Kopparapu, a member of the Simons Summer program and co-mentored with CSIRE, is among the finalists of  Regeneron Science Talent Search. (News: Three SBU-Mentored High School Seniors Are Finalists in Regeneron Competition; CNN news)

CSIRE 2018 News: What did you do this summer?

CSIRE 2019 News: High School Students Enjoyed Their Summer Internship at BMI

CSIRE 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CSIRE 2021 was virtual. 

CSIRE 2022 News: CSIRE: Cultivating High School Researchers