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CIS Research Areas

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CS) excels in innovative research, education, and technology transfer. Our research missions transcend the public and private sectors and advance the future of software, hardware and computing. Specific areas of research and associated faculties and labs are noted below.

Cybersecurity and Cyber-Physical Systems


Thaier Hayajneh

Thaier Hayajneh
University Professor
Degree: PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Research Area(s):

  • Applied Cryptography
  • Network Security and Privacy

Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan

Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiuan
Assistant Professor
Degree: PhD, Central South University, China
Research Area(s):

  • Dependability
  • Cyber Security
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things

Dr. Mohamed Rahouti

 

Mohamed Rahouti
Assistant Professor
Degree: PhD, University of South Florida
Research Area(s):

  • Computer Networking and Networking Security
  • Secure and Resilient Software Defined Networking-Enabled Applications for Smart Cities
  • Networked Emergency Response Systems

Juntao Chen

Juntao Chen
Assistant Professor
Degree: PhD, New York University
Research Area(s):

  • Game and Decision Theory for Cybersecurity
  • Secure and Resilient Socio-Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Optimization and Machine Learning for Complex Networked Systems

Networking and Distributed Computing


David Wei

David S. L. Wei
Professor
Degree: PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Research Area(s):

  • Parallel and Distributed Computing 
  • Mobile Computing 
  • Networking

Xiaolan Zhang

Xiaolan Zhang
Chair & Associate Professor
Degree: PhD, University of Massachusetts, 2007
Research Area(s):

  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems

Ying Mao

Ying Mao
Assistant Professor
Degree: PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston

  • Cloud Computing
  • Virtualization
  • Data-Intensive Systems
  • High Performance Computing
  • Resource Management for Machine Learning Algorithms

AI, Robotics and Machine Learning


Damian Lyons

Damian Lyons
Professor and Director of Computer Science PhD Program
Degree: PhD, University of Massachusetts
Research Area(s):

  • Computer vision for Virtual and Augmented Reality Interfaces
  • Target Tracking and Behavior Recognition in Automated Video Surveillance and in Camera-based User Interfaces
  • Formal Analysis of Behavior for Robotic Systems Operating in Unstructured Environments
  • Integration of Planning and Reaction in Robotic Systems

Gary Weiss

Gary Weiss
Professor and Program Director of M.S. Computer Science (MSCS)
Degree: PhD, Rutgers University
Research Area(s):

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining

Yanjun Li

Yanjun Li
Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies (Rose Hill)
Degree: PhD, Wright State University
Research Area(s):

  • Text Mining
  • Ontology
  • Information Retrieval
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Bioinformatics Analysis

Yijun Zhao

Yijun Zhao
Assistant Professor and Program Director of M.S. Data Analytics (MSDA)
Degree: PhD, Tufts University
Research Area(s):

  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Statistical Pattern Recognition
  • Algorithms

Informatics and Data Science


Dr. Frank Hsu

Frank Hsu
Clavius Distinguished Professor of Sciences and Professor of Computer and Information Science
Degree: PhD, University of Michigan
Research Area(s):

  • Information Fusion
  • Graph Theory and Combinatorial Problems
  • Parallel Algorithms and Architectures
  • Interconnection Networks for Massively Parallel Computer Systems
  • Communication Networks and VLSI Designs
  • Telecommunication Network Design and Optimization

Ruhul Amin

 

Ruhul Amin
Assistant Professor
Degree: PhD, Stony Brook University
Research Area(s):

  • Data Science
  • Interpretibility in Machine Learning
  • NLP for Low-Resource Languages
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Bioinformatics

Software Engineering and Computer Security


Hailong Zhang

 

Hailong Zhang
Assistant Professor
Degree: PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University
Research Area(s):

  • Software Engineering
  • Programming Languages
  • Security and Privacy

Sanchuan Chen

 

Sanchuan Chen
Assistant Professor
Degree: PhD, The Ohio State University
Research Area(s):

  • Software Security
  • Programming Languages
  • Binary Analysis
  • Trusted Execution Environment

Algorithms and Theory


Arthur G. Werschulz

Arthur G. Werschulz
Professor Emeritus
Degree: PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University
Research Area(s):

  • Information-Based Complexity (the complexity of partial differential equations and integral equations)

Tadeusz Strzemecki

Tadeusz Strzemecki
Assistant Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies LC
Degree: PhD, Stevens Institute of Technology
Research Area(s):

  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Computational Complexity
  • Theory of Computation

Neuroscience and Bioinformatics


Daniel Leeds

 

Daniel Leeds
Associate Professor and Director of Integrative Neuroscience Program
Degree: PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University
Research Area(s):

  • Computational Principles of Perception
  • Statistical Analysis of Brain Data
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning

Ruhul Amin

 

Ruhul Amin
Assistant Professor
Degree: PhD, Stony Brook University
Research Area(s):

  • Sequence Alignment Algorithms
  • Machine Learning in Bioinformatics
  • Health Informatics
  • Pandemic Modeling