Algorithms and Complexity (ACL)

The Algorithms and Complexity Laboratory (ACL) has a diverse range of research interests, but all anchored on a theoretical computer science perspective. Current active research areas include natural computing (particularly membrane and quantum computing), algorithmics for hard problems, bioinformatics, and data analysisand visualization. A huge part of AC Lab's culture is the continuous development of new ideas and concepts that will contribute to the growing body of knowledge in computer science.

Active Research Areas:

  • Natural computing (particularly membrane and quantum computing)
  • Algorithmics for hard problems
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data analysis and visualization

Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence (CVMIL)

The Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence Laboratory (CVMIL) is concerned with the understanding and construction of computational systems whose underlying computation utilizes to a substantial degree methods proper to or closely associated with Artificial Intelligence with special emphasis on real-world applications that mimic or are inspired by human cognitive, emotion and perceptual processes.

Active Research Areas:

  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Robotics
  • Expert Systems


Web Science (WSL)

The Web Science Lab (WSL) focuses on the analytical power of researchers from disciplines as diverse as mathematics, sociology, economics, psychology, law and computer science in order to understand and explain the Web. It is necessarily interdisciplinary; it is as much about social and organizational behavior as it is about the underpinning technology. Current research topics include semantic web, linked data, big data and open data, as applied in education and healthcare, on all platforms, including, but not limited to, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT).

Active Research Areas:

  • Semantic web
  • Linked data
  • Big data and open data (as applied in education and healthcare)



Computer Security (CSL)

The Computer Security Laboratory (CSL) focuses on the analysis, design, and development of computer security and resiliency algorithms and protocols to address failures and attacks in software-based systems. By the nature of its domain, the laboratory seeks multi-disciplinary, holistic, and practical strategies when addressing security and privacy concerns. It encourages the application of theory to practice using relevant case studies, simulations and controlled experimentation.

Active Research Areas:

  • Cryptographic algorithms
  • Message protocols
  • Coding techniques to enhance enterprise and mobile applications


Systems Modeling and Simulation (SMSL)

The Systems Modeling and Simulation Laboratory (SMSL) is active in modeling disasters and ecological systems. Graduate students do agent-based modeling of a hydrogen battery driven only by visible light, protein-folding, and modeling of storm surge and landslides.

Active Research Areas:

  • Modeling of Physical Phenomena
  • Computational Simulation and Characterization

Networks and Distributed Systems (NDSL)

The Network and Distributed Systems Lab (NDSL)’s goal is to address CO^5 problems. CO^5 is the study of the issues related to the COperation, COllaboration and COmmunication of COmputer systems and devices in COnstrained distributed environments.

Active Research Areas:

  • Internet of Things
  • Network protocols
  • Efficient and effective message exchanges across computer networks

Scientific Computing (SCL)

The Scientific Computing Laboratory (SCL) is active in the construction of mathematical models and numerical solution techniques, as well as the use of computing infrastructures, to analyze and solve scientific, social scientific and engineering problems.

Active Research Areas:

  • Computing Infrastructures
  • Mathematical Models
  • Numerical Techniques

Service Science and Software Engineering (S3)

The Service Science and Software Engineering Laboratory (S3) is concerned with methodology, quality, and other issues in the creation and delivery of service systems, including the dynamic interplay of people, technology, information and organizations. Members of the laboratory are interested in tools in Data Analytics, Service Design, Software Engineering, and Information Systems Design and Management. Current application domains considered are IT for Education, E-Governance, and eHealth.

Active Research Areas:

  • Design and implementation of service systems
  • Software engineering metrics and models
  • Data Analytics
  • Information Systems Design and Management