Research

Exciting research is being undertaken in the School of Computer Science.  With computer science being an integral part of most other research areas, opportunities to explore emerging areas such as autonomous automobiles; cyber security; big data analysis; health informatics; bioinformatics are presented, in addition to the more traditional areas of artificial intelligence, software development, databases and networks. 

From undergraduate research opportunities to a multitude of thesis collaboration and supervision opportunities for our graduate students, the School of Computer Science is a leader of cutting-edge research and discovery. Look below to learn more about our Faculty member research areas!

Faculty Members

  • Dr. Frost, Richard (Professor Emeritus) (SpeechWebs, Executable Attribute Grammars, Functional Programming, Natural Language Processing)
  • Dr. Goodwin, Scott (Pathfinding for computer games)
  • Dr. Gras, Robin (Deep Learning, AI for Social Media Analytics and Automation, Natural Language Processing, Vision)
  • Dr. Kobti, Ziad (AI; Software Engineering; Multi-Agent Simulations; Evolutionary Algorithms; Complex Social Systems)
  • Dr. Lu, Jianguo (Text and graph mining)
  • Dr. Moradian Zadeh, Pooya (Social network analysis; Computational Intelligence; Soft computing; Complex Social Systems; Health Informatics)
  • Dr. Wu, Dan (uncertainty reasoning; database systems)

Projects

  • Autonomy Oriented Computing
  • Speech Web Project
  • Temporal Inference Project

Labs

  • Language Engineering (ER 3127)
  • Game Artificial Intelligence (ER 3139)
  • Intelligent Systems (ER 3127)
  • Computational Intelligence & Social Network Analysis and Modelling (ER 3127)

Faculty Members

  • Dr. Gras, Robin (Theoretical Ecology, Ecosystem Simulation, Machine learning, Probabilistic Model Building Heuristics)
  • Dr. Ngom, Alioune (Parallel/Distributed Methods in Computational Molecular Biology, Machine Learning Approaches to Bioinformatics, Application of Discrete Neural Network and Evolutionary Computing, Resource Optimization in Wireless Mobile Networks)
  • Dr. Rueda, Luis (Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Bioinformatics, Transcriptomics, Interactomics, Cancer Biomarkers)

Labs

  • Modeling & Simulation of Complex Biological Systems (ER 3126)
  • Pattern Recognition & Bioinformatics (ER 3152)

Faculty members

  • Dr. Saad, Sherif (Cybersecurity; Applied Machine Learning; Software Engineering)
  • Dr. Samet, Saeed (Privacy-Preserving Data Mining/Machine Learning; Secure Multi-party Computation)

Projects

  • Integrating Privacy and Security by Design in Internet of Things Application
  • Privacy-Preserving Data Mining
  • Privacy-Preserving Feature Selection
  • Demilitarized Zone Network
  • Continuous Authentication

Labs

  • Cyber Security (Erie Hall 3126)
  • Health Data Privacy Lab (HDPL) (Erie Hall 3133)

Faculty

  • Dr. Ezeife, Christie (Distributed Object Based Systems, Data Warehousing Systems, Data Mining, Database Transaction Processing)
  • Dr. Jianguo Lu (Text and graph mining)
  • Dr. Wu, Dan (Design and implementation of a relational probabilistic inference engine for large and complex domain)

Labs

  •  (WODD) Warehousing, Object-Oriented & Data Mining Database (ER 3142)

Faculty

  • Dr. Lu, Jianguo
  • Dr. Samet, Saeed
  • Dr. Moradian Zadeh, Pooya (Social network analysis; Computational Intelligence; Soft computing; Complex Social Systems; Health Informatics)

Research Topics

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Web
    • Graphs and Social Networks, Data Management in Web
    • Databases and Data Mining
      • Big Data Systems for Search and Mining, Business Intelligence, Analytics and Visualization in Big Data
      • Big Data Privacy
      • Scaling in Blockchains
      • Software and Web Engineering
        • Engineering and Architecture of Big Data Systems

      Projects

      • Privacy-Preserving Big Data Analytics
      • Scaling Byzantine Consensus in Blockchains

      Faculty Members

      • Dr. Samet, Saeed (e-Health Security and Privacy; Health Social Networks; Mobile-Health)
      • Dr. Moradian Zadeh, Pooya (Social network analysis; Computational Intelligence; Soft computing; Complex Social Systems; Health Informatics)

      Projects

      • Privacy-Preserving Personal Health Records (P3HR)
      • Using Blockchain in eHealth Privacy
      • Attribute/Behaviour-Based Access Control in Healthcare
      • Dental Care Management Use Case

      Labs

      Health Data Privacy Lab (HDPL) (ER 3133)
      Computational Intelligence & Social Network Analysis and Modelling (ER 3127)

      Faculty

      • Dr. Kent, Robert (Distributed Processing)

      Labs

      • Parallel and Meta Computing - Systems Software Lab (ER 3151)
      • Grid Research Lab (ER 3133)

      Faculty

      Labs

      • Optical Communication (ER 3144)

      Faculty Members

      • Dr. Chen, Jessica (Formal Specification and Verification, Software Testing)
      • Dr. Frost, Richard (Professor Emeritus) (SpeechWebs, Executable Attribute Grammars, Functional Programming, Natural Language Processing)
      • Dr. Kobti, Ziad (Evolutionary learning in complex social networks)
      • Dr. Lu, Jianguo (Semantic Web, Web Service, Software Reengineering)
      • Dr. Moradian Zadeh, Pooya (Social network analysis; Computational Intelligence; Soft computing; Complex Social Systems; Health Informatics)
      • Dr. Yuan, Xiaobu (Software Engineering and Advanced Human/Computer Interaction)

      Labs

      • Software Engineering (ER 3139)
      • Language Engineering / Intelligent Systems (DH 268)
      • Meta Computing System Software (ER 3151)
      • Computational Intelligence and Social Network Analysis & Modelling (ER 3127)

      Faculty

      • Dr. Tsin, Peter (Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Certifying Algorithms, Graph Algorithms)
      • Dr. Mukopadhyay, Asish (Geometric Optimization, Applications of Geometric Algorithms, Geometric Compression, Surface Reconstruction, Applications in Computer Graphics)
      • Dr. Ahmad Biniaz (Algorithms and Data Structures, Discrete and Computational Geometry, Discrete Mathematics

      Labs

      • Algorithms (ER 3127)
      • Computational Research Lab (ER 3140)

      Faculty

      • Dr. Ahmad, Imran (Image retrieval, Multimedia Systems)
      • Dr. Boufama, Boubakeur (Computer vision, image processing and Computer Graphics)

      Labs

      • Computer Vision & Multimedia Systems (ER 3124)