Research Areas

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The University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering offers a wide range of research areas. Below, you will find a majority of the areas studied in the department and the respective faculty who are working in these areas.


Algorithms

The Algorithms research area includes Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics, and Computational Geometry.

Associated Faculty:

Kejun Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Eakta Jain, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Mark S. Schmalz, Ph.D., O.D.

Research Associate Scientist

Meera Sitharam, Ph.D.

Professor

My T. Thai, Ph.D.

Professor
Associate Director for the Nelms Institute for the Connected World

Alper Üngör, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Bioinformatics

Associated Faculty:

Christina Boucher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Co-Director Bioinformatics Lab

Kiley Graim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Tamer Kahveci, Ph.D.

Professor
Associate Chair of Academic Affairs
Co-Director Bioinformatics Lab

Meera Sitharam, Ph.D.

Professor

Cloud Computing

Associated Faculty:

Shigang Chen, Ph.D.

Professor

Richard Newman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Coordinator

Ye Xia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Computational Geometry

Associated Faculty:

Markus Schneider, Ph.D.

Professor

Meera Sitharam, Ph.D.

Professor

Alper Üngör, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Computer Vision & Medical Image Computing

Associated Faculty:

Kejun Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Anand Rangarajan, Ph.D.

Professor

Gerhard X Ritter, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

Mark S. Schmalz, Ph.D., O.D.

Research Associate Scientist

Corey Toler-Franklin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, Graphics, Imaging & Light Measurement Lab

Baba C. Vemuri, Ph.D.

Wilson and Marie Collins Professor in Engineering
Director, Center for Vision, Graphics and Medical Imaging (CVGMI)

Concurrency, Parallelism, and High-Performance Computing

Associated Faculty:

Shigang Chen, Ph.D.

Professor

James Fairbanks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Beverly Sanders, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Mark S. Schmalz, Ph.D., O.D.

Research Associate Scientist

My T. Thai, Ph.D.

Professor
Associate Director for the Nelms Institute for the Connected World

Database, Data Science, and Informatics

Associated Faculty:

Vincent C. Bindschadler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Shigang Chen, Ph.D.

Professor

James Fairbanks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Paul D. Gader, Ph.D.

Professor

Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D.

The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor
Department Chair
Director, Human-Experience Research Lab (HXRL)

Kiley Graim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Kejun Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Tamer Kahveci, Ph.D.

Professor
Associate Chair of Academic Affairs
Co-Director Bioinformatics Lab

Eric Ragan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, Interactive Data and Immersive Environments (Indie) Lab

Markus Schneider, Ph.D.

Professor

Daisy Zhe Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Data Science Research lab

Embedded Systems

Associated Faculty:

Kevin R. B. Butler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research

Prabhat Mishra, Ph.D.

Professor
Director, Embedded Systems Lab

Sara Rampazzi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Mark S. Schmalz, Ph.D., O.D.

Research Associate Scientist

Energy-Aware Computing

Associated Faculty:

Shigang Chen, Ph.D.

Professor

Prabhat Mishra, Ph.D.

Professor
Director, Embedded Systems Lab

Graphics and Visualization

Associated Faculty:

Alireza Entezari, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Eakta Jain, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Benjamin C. Lok, Ph.D.

Professor
Director, Virtual Experiences Research Group (VERG)

Jorg Peters, Ph.D.

Professor

Eric Ragan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, Interactive Data and Immersive Environments (Indie) Lab

Human-Centered Computing

The Human-Centered Computing research area includes Human-Computer Interaction, Natural User Interfaces, Graphics, Visualization, Sonification, Advanced Learning Technologies, CS Education Research, Virtual Reality, User Experience, Affective Computing, and IT Workforce.

Associated Faculty:

Lisa Anthony, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Intelligent Natural Interaction Technology (INIT) Laboratory

Jeremiah J. Blanchard

Assistant Engineer (Lecturer)

Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, LearnDialogue Group

Sharon Lynn Chu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Christina Gardner-McCune, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Engaging Learning Lab

Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D.

The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor
Department Chair
Director, Human-Experience Research Lab (HXRL)

Eakta Jain, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Benjamin C. Lok, Ph.D.

Professor
Director, Virtual Experiences Research Group (VERG)

Kyla McMullen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, SoundPad Lab

Jorg Peters, Ph.D.

Professor

Eric Ragan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, Interactive Data and Immersive Environments (Indie) Lab

Jaime Ruiz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Sanethia Thomas, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Image and Signal Analysis

Associated Faculty:

Alireza Entezari, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Paul D. Gader, Ph.D.

Professor

Kejun Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Gerhard X Ritter, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

Mark S. Schmalz, Ph.D., O.D.

Research Associate Scientist

Corey Toler-Franklin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, Graphics, Imaging & Light Measurement Lab (GILMLab)

Baba C. Vemuri, Ph.D.

Wilson and Marie Collins Professor in Engineering
Director, Center for Vision, Graphics and Medical Imaging (CVGMI)

Rong Zhang, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Information Security

Associated Faculty:

Vincent C. Bindschadler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Kevin R. B. Butler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research

Shigang Chen, Ph.D.

Professor

Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D.

The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor
Department Chair
Director, Human-Experience Research Lab (HXRL)

Richard Newman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Coordinator

Sara Rampazzi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Tom Shrimpton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

My T. Thai, Ph.D.

Professor
Associate Director for the Nelms Institute for the Connected World

Patrick Traynor, Ph.D.

Professor
John H. & Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering
Associate Chair for Research

Byron J. Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Joseph N Wilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Machine Learning

Associated Faculty:

Vincent C. Bindschadler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Peter J. Dobbins, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Paul D. Gader, Ph.D.

Professor

Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D.

The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor
Department Chair
Director, Human-Experience Research Lab (HXRL)

Kiley Graim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Kejun Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Tamer Kahveci, Ph.D.

Professor
Associate Chair of Academic Affairs
Co-Director Bioinformatics Lab

Gerhard X Ritter, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

Mark S. Schmalz, Ph.D., O.D.

Research Associate Scientist

Meera Sitharam, Ph.D.

Professor

Joseph N Wilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Rong Zhang, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Networking

Associated Faculty:

Ahmed Helmy, Ph.D.

Professor

Pervasive and Mobile Computing

Associated Faculty:

Shigang Chen, Ph.D.

Professor

Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal, Ph.D.

Professor
Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro)
Director, Mobile and Pervasive Computing Laboratory

Ahmed Helmy, Ph.D.

Professor

Jaime Ruiz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Patrick Traynor, Ph.D.

Professor
John H. & Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering
Associate Chair for Research

Byron J. Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Programming Languages

Associated Faculty:

James Fairbanks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor