Research

Faculty members, undergraduates, and graduate students are integral to cutting-edge research under way not only in core computer science, but also in interdisciplinary areas.  Our groundbreaking research is supported by agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Army, Office of Naval Research, National Security Agency, IBM, and Google.  See the latest Department SIGBITS issue for recent research happenings by faculty and students.

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Faculty Research Interests

Our faculty have diverse research interests.  Here is a table of interests and faculty doing work in those areas:

 

Algorithms     
Michael Engling
George Heineman     
Daniel Reichman     
Gabor Sarkozy
Harmony Zhan

Artificial Intelligence     
Joseph Beck
Jun Dai     
Neil Heffernan     
Xiangnan Kong     
Dmitry Korkin     
Kyumin Lee     
Xiaozhong Liu     
Rodica Neamtu     
Carolina Ruiz     
Gillian Smith     
Erin Solovey     
Jacob Whitehill

Bioinformatics & Computational 
Biology
Dmitry Korkin      
Jennifer Mortensen     
Carolina Ruiz

Cloud Computing       
Tian Guo     
Elke Rundensteiner     
Shubbhi Taneja

Computer Graphics, Vision 
and Image Processing     
Emmanuel Agu     
Rodica Neamtu
Charles Roberts       
Jacob Whitehill

Computer Science Education     
Matthew Ahrens
Jun Dai     
Neil Heffernan     
Jennifer Mortensen
Gillian Smith        
Erin Solovey
Sherry Sun     

Data Mining     
Neil Heffernan     
Xiangnan Kong     
Dmitry Korkin     
Kyumin Lee
Xiaozhong Liu         
Fabricio Murai
Rodica Neamtu     
Carolina Ruiz     
Elke Rundensteiner
Roee Shraga     

Data Science & Analytics     
Emmanuel Agu     
Mark Claypool       
Lane Harrison     
Neil Heffernan     
Xiangnan Kong     
Kyumin Lee     
Yanhua Li     
Xiaozhong Liu
Fabricio Murai
Rodica Neamtu     
Carolina Ruiz     
Elke Rundensteiner

Database Systems         
Elke Rundensteiner     
Rodica Neamtu
Roee Shraga     
Shubbhi Taneja

Digital Health     
Emmanuel Agu     
Rodica Neamtu     
Carolina Ruiz     
Elke Rundensteiner     
Erin Solovey

Human Computation & 
Crowdsourcing     
Lane Harrison     
Neil Heffernan
Roee Shraga     
Erin Solovey     
Jacob Whitehill    

Human–Computer Interaction     
Matthew Ahrens   
Mark Claypool     
Lane Harrison     
Charles Roberts     
Gillian Smith     
Erin Solovey     
Jacob Whitehill

Interactive Media & Game 
Development     
Mark Claypool     
Charles Roberts     
Gillian Smith

Learning Sciences     
Matthew Ahrens   
Joseph Beck     
Neil Heffernan 
Gillian Smith      
Erin Solovey        
Jacob Whitehill

Machine Learning     
Emmanuel Agu     
Joseph Beck     
Neil Heffernan     
Dmitry Korkin     
Kyumin Lee     
Yanhua Li     
Xiaozhong Liu     
Fabricio Murai
Rodica Neamtu     
Daniel Reichman     
Carolina Ruiz     
Elke Rundensteiner
Roee Shraga     
Erin Solovey     
Jacob Whitehill     
Ali Yousefi

Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing     
Matthew Ahrens   
Emmanuel Agu     
Tian Guo     
Rodica Neamtu
Gillian Smith

Natural Language Processing     
Neil Heffernan     
Xiaozhong Liu
Elke Rundensteiner
Roee Shraga

Neuroscience     
Dmitry Korkin     
Rodica Neamtu     
Carolina Ruiz     
Erin Solovey     
Ali Yousefi

Programming Languages/
Compilers     
Matthew Ahrens     
Rose Bohrer     
Charles Roberts
Gillian Smith  

Robotics & Cyber-Physical 
Systems 
Erin Solovey

Security & Privacy         
Jun Dai
Craig Shue
Sherry Sun     
Robert Walls     
Craig Wills

Software Engineering     
Sakire Arslan Ay
George Heineman     
Yu-Shan Sun     
Wilson Wong

Systems/Networks     
Mark Claypool
Jun Dai     
Tian Guo     
Yanhua Li     
Craig Shue
Sherry Sun     
Shubbhi Taneja     
Robert Walls     
Craig Wills

Theory     
Rose Bohrer        
Michael Engling
Rodica Neamtu     
Daniel Reichman
Gabor Sarkozy 
Harmony Zhan

Visualization     
Lane Harrison     
Elke Rundensteiner     
Gillian Smith

 

 

 

 

Research Groups

Many research groups exist within the department.  These groups hold regular meetings of faculty, grad students and undergraduate students to discuss current research topics and results.  Departmental research groups include Applied Logic and Security (ALAS), Database Systems Research Group (DSRG), Performance Evaluation and Distributed Systems (PEDS) and the Tutor Research Group (TRG).  Visit faculty member profiles to learn more about the research groups that individual faculty are involved in as well as when these research groups meet.

Making Sense of Data Streams in Real Time

Elke Rundensteiner, professor of computer science, is developing novel techniques for extracting information from large-scale distributed databases in real time. Her work makes it possible to find meaning in enormous volumes of constantly changing data.