The faculty in Department of Computer Science is active in current research projects in computer science, information technology, and related fields. Undergraduate students are frequently recruited to conduct research in undergraduate research lab and artificial intelligence/robotics lab under faculty's supervision. Each year there are students' papers published in international and national conferences.

We look forward to collaborating with faculty and students in other disciplines and participants in external organizations, companies, and communities, as well. If you have any idea or suggestion on research project, please don't hesitate to contact our faculty members.

Developing new methods for building radiation hybrid maps 

Students who are interested in this research area should reach out to Dr. Seetan at

Building Radiation Hybrid maps is a challenging process. Traditional Radiation Hybrid mapping techniques are very time consuming, and do not work well on noisy datasets. In this research area, we aim to develop new approaches that uses unsupervised techniques to filter out unreliable data and reduce the mapping computational complexity, thus speeding up the mapping process.

Design and Develop Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Applications 

Interested students, please contact Dr. Kwang Lee at

Using 3D programming technology to build a Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality learning environments develop learning contents and contexts and improve the contents. 

Design and Development of New Human-Computer Interactions based on Extracted Human Factors via Usability Testing

Interested students, please contact Dr. Kwang Lee at

We study ways to improve the user experience (UX) of interactive systems using Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Implement usability testing procedures to drive human factors and research to design and develop new computer/mobile applications/games.

Cybersecurity Education for a Newly Connected Communities

Students who are interested in this research area should reach out to Dr. Naresh Adhikari at

Design and create the course works and instruction materials relating cybersecurity for newly connected communities 

Internet of Things for smart navigation 

Interested students, please contact Dr. Naresh Adhikari at

Design and implement IoTs for safe and smart navigation.

Scaling Distributed Apps on Ethereum Blockchain 

Interested students, please contact Dr. Naresh Adhikari at

Design and implement distributed apps on Ethereum blockchain.

Factors Affecting the Acceptance and Use of Telehealth Apps: Analysis of Users Reviews using BERT

Dr. Raed Seetan, Tyler Howes 

Telehealth mobile apps and telehealth services are increasingly used by patients, particularly, post COVID-19. Telehealth mobile apps are considered critical in providing access to care and promoting care via telehealth services. In this study, we examined factors related to the acceptance and adoptions of these apps and services by analyzing reviews from actual telehealth service users. Using BERT embeddings, UMAP, and HDBSCAN, topics were generated and labeled to identify these factors. Results showed that telehealth app users expressed several factors that could impact the acceptability and adoption of telehealth apps. These include accessibility, usefulness, satisfaction, cost, efficiency, and ease of use.

Swarm Intelligence using Turtlebots 

Dr. Sam R. Thangiah 

Development of swarm intelligent algorithms for programming TurtleBot robots to work together to achieve a goal. 

Emotion Recognition using Furhat Robot 

Dr. Sam R. Thangiah 

Development of algorithms to program a Furhat robot to recognize human emotions.