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The faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Computer Science contribute to the worldwide research effort in Computer Science. As part of this effort, we are inventing new ways of applying computation to human problems, analyzing the effectiveness of computational techniques, and testing them in applications. Previous researchers in our department have contributed to fundamental advances in animating plant growth and motion, and current researchers are contributing in a variety of areas.

Major Research Areas


Research Area Faculty Members
Artificial Intelligence (including Data Mining) Cory Butz, Lisa Fan, Howard Hamilton, Malek Mouhoub, JingTao Yao, Yiyu Yao, Sandra Zilles, Samira Sadaoui
Computers in Education Lisa Fan, Daryl Hepting
Databases and Information Retrieval (including Web Intelligence) Cory Butz, JingTao Yao, Yiyu Yao
Human-Computer Interfaces David Gerhard, Daryl Hepting
Media: Animation, Audio, Games, Graphics, Image Analysis, Visualization David Gerhard, Howard Hamilton, Daryl Hepting, Xue Dong Yang
Software Engineering Lisa Fan, Malek Mouhoub, Samira Sadaoui
Theoretical Computer Science Boting Yan, Sandra Zilles