Research and Development Organization Participation

The Department participates in the following organizations related to research and development activities:


Expertise and Publications

The faculty and students of the Department conduct research in a number of areas. For more information, visit our Research Capabilities page for descriptions of each faculty member's research area and links to their publications.

Research Groups

Analysis and Visualization Research Group: Dr. Philip J. Rhodes. Development of systems and algorithms for efficient access to large multidimensional scientific datasets to support analysis and visualization. Current work focuses on access to both local and remote datasets. Funding by NSF and Homeland Security.

Bioinformatics Research Group: Dr. Dawn E. Wilkins and Dr. Yixin Chen. Research on use of machine learning techniques in analysis of microarray data, bioinformatics, and computational biology. Funding by NIH and NSF.

Data Exploration and Research Laboratory (dear.lab): Dr. Naeemul Hassan. The goal of the dear.lab is to advance database and data mining research to address issues impacting society. The lab's current focus includes computational journalism, multidimensional optimization, and natural language processing.

Heterogeneous Systems Research (HEROES) Laboratory: Dr. Byunghyun Jang. Research on hardware architecture and compilers for CPU-GPU heterogeneous system, and high-performance computing. Current work focuses on optimizing GPU/HSA memory architecture and accelerating computer vision applications on mobile GPUs. Funding by industries and NSF.

High Fidelity Virtual Environments (HiFiVE): Dr. Adam Jones. The HiFiVe laboratory focuses on human-centered virtual and augmented environments research. By understanding and designing for the user, the aim is to improve the spatial fidelity, realism, versatility, and comfort of VR and AR technologies.

Intelligent Multimedia Research Group: Dr. Yixin Chen. Analysis and retrieval of audio, image, and video data using pattern recognition and machine learning techniques. Funding by NSF.

Multiparadigm Software Architecture Research Group: Dr. H. Conrad Cunningham. Research on accessible documents, software families, domain-specific languages, multiparadigm programming languages and methods, and concurrent and distributed systems.

Conference and Workshop Hosting