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Department of Computer Science News

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Current Computer Science News

A man in a faun costume peers through a 3D printer
Campus News | November 10, 2021

Lied Library’s Makerspace has let students dive into DIY projects. With more facilities on the way, UNLV is creating a pipeline for students to take their ideas from dorm-room dream to mass-produced products.

career fair booth
Campus News | October 14, 2021

Alumni volunteers encouraged to give back by helping students develop their professional skills.

woman writing a note
Campus News | September 14, 2021

Students in the Las Vegas Scholars Program find support, sense of belonging and success on campus

A local Las Vegas high schooler in a yellow shirt participates in an cybersecurity activity on a laptop
Campus News | July 29, 2021

Where to start? At UNLV’s annual GenCyber Camp.

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Campus News | March 29, 2021

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 26 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100.

two people back to back at computer screens with code projected behind them
Campus News | February 10, 2021

New interdisciplinary degree looks at long-term solution to thwarting cybercrimes

Computer Science In The News

YR Media
September 28, 2021

Alicia*, an art student in her late teens, started making money through her blog late last year. The only problem? She didn’t know what to do with it.

Jacky Rosen, U.S. Senator for Nevada
August 25, 2021

Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding a grant totaling $499,899 to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to increase computer science access for students with disabilities.

Las Vegas Sun
April 30, 2021

For high school teacher Fran Bromley-Norwood, computer science is one of the most important subjects students can learn. It’s something that stretches across industries, she said.

Homeland Security News Wire
April 23, 2021

The Department of Homeland Security is working directly with students through programs like Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence to discover new and innovative ideas to solve challenging problems like soft targets.

DVIDs
February 1, 2021

Spc. Jimmy Payton escaped the termoil of violence and drugs found in Chicago’s gang infested Southside, and now prepares to compete as a bodybuilder at the national level while continuing to serve with the Nevada Army National Guard.

Nevada Current
December 4, 2020

In November’s election Nevada voters narrowly rejected Question 1. The legislatively referred constitutional amendment proposed to change the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada from a constitutional to a statutory body in order to more effectively facilitate legislative oversight of higher education.

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Recent Computer Science Accomplishments

May 11, 2022
Hal Berghel (Computer Science) is the author of an article "The QAnon Phenomenon: The Storm Has Always Been Among Us," which has been published in the current issue of IEEE Computer. The article explains how QAnon uses social media effectively to spread disinformation and achieve opinion creep.
March 16, 2022
Hal Berghel (Computer Science) has written an article, "A Collapsing Academy, Part III: Scientometrics and Metric Mania," that appears in the March issue of IEEE Computer. This is the third installment of a six-part series written by Berghel that describes the challenges and threats that face higher education today.
January 14, 2022
Hal Berghel (Computer Science) and Doug Jones (University of Iowa) wrote an article, "The State of the Art in Voting Machine Technology: Just How Reliable Are They?" which appears in the January issue of IEEE Computer.
January 13, 2022
Beiyu Lin (Computer Science) co-authored an article, "Early Forecasting of the Impact of Traffic Accidents Using a Single Shot Observation," which has been accepted to SIAM International Conference on Data Mining 2022 (acceptance rate of about 27.8%). The paper was co-authored with Guangyu Meng (University of Notre Dame), Qisheng Jiang (Shanghai…
January 4, 2022
Beiyu Lin (Computer Science) received the people choice award for IEEE rising stars poster competition earlier this month.
November 30, 2021
Hal Berghel, (Computer Science) has published an article, "The Online Disinformation Opera" in the December issue of IEEE Computer. This article looks at how the Internet and social media feed disinformation and fake news to nonreality-based communities.