Computer Scientists' Research Focuses on Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, Security, and Scientific Computing  

Using Computers to Understand Biological Systems

Computer Science Chair and Associate Prof. Jing Hu brings cutting-edge research experience in bioinformatics, data mining and machine learning to the Department of Computer Science.  His goal is to develop computational models to address challenges in understanding biological systems.  

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Researching the Power of Artificial Intelligence

Associate Prof. Erik Talvitie takes a trip down memory lane. The journey takes him to the 1980s, and a popular wave of entertainment sweeping the nation’s youth at the time. “My interest began with Nintendo and other video games.  It was a common way for kids to become interested in computers. The allure of making my own games got me into it.”

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Security and Privacy in the Modern, Mobile Age

Assistant Prof. Ed Novak’s research targets  security and privacy on smart mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers.  “Because these devices are now ubiquitous in the modern world, the security and privacy concerns are much greater than that of the ‘personal computers’ of the 80's and 90's."  

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High Performance Scientific Computing in the Big Data Age

Assistant Prof. Joshua Booth’s passion is pushing the current bounds of computing resources to help scientists answer big questions.  For him, this involves developing new algorithms, tuning code to the latest hardware, and working on some of the largest computer systems in the world.   

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