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Department of Computer Science News

The Department of Computer Science is nationally and internationally recognized for research in theoretical and experimental computer science. We are especially known in areas such as real-time algorithms, information retrieval, document analysis, parallel computing, language design, software engineering, computer science education, graphics, computational geometry, networking, information customization, cybermedia, and internet security.

Current Computer Science News

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People |

Justin Negron's UNLV turnaround story starts with a visit to his advisor and ends with Senior Design Competition wins and a job offer.

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Campus News |

Steered by President Keith E. Whitfield and UNLV Alumni Association, the first-ever event drew the support of around 100 participants.

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Campus News |

Team Protégé wins Shark Tank-style competition for AI-powered speech feedback app.

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Business and Community |

With funding from governor's office, StepUp & StartUp program has matched 50 UNLV students with local tech companies. 

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Business and Community |

National Science Foundation grant brings ‘pivotal boost’ to flourishing cybersecurity program at UNLV; program to fund scholarships for government service.

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Campus News |

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s dedication to community and research.

Computer Science In The News

Campus Safety

Swatting is the act of reporting fake threats to emergency responders to elicit a large law enforcement response. Many industries have repeatedly fallen victim to these calls, including K-12 schools. These false threats not only suck up and divert precious resources but they leave room for real dangers. 

Government Technology

Using over $3 million in grant funding from the NSF, the university will establish a new CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program to train cybersecurity professionals to work with AI and machine learning tools.

U.S. National Science Foundation

Awardees will dive into cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, hardware security and other interdisciplinary cybersecurity fields such as psychology and criminology. The projects undertaken by the scholarship recipients will be instrumental in shaping the future cybersecurity workforce and landscape.

KSNV-TV: News 3

These scholarships will help train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5

It won’t be long until F1 race cars are roaring around Las Vegas, but some far smaller vehicles are already speeding in the classroom at UNLV. Computer science students are building cars and skills in a unique course with exciting, real-world applications. They recently took FOX5 along for a test drive.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is preparing the expand the Free Cyber Clinic, which deploys students to help protect businesses from cybercrimes.

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Recent Computer Science Accomplishments

Hal Berghel (Computer Science) has published an article titled, "Social Media, Cognitive Dysfunction, and Social Disruption," in the current issue of IEEE Computer.  Berghel offers an explanation of how social media created an existential crisis for society.
Professor Hal Berghel (Computer Science) has published an article titled, "Generative Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Entropy, and the Big Sort," in the January 2024 issue of IEEE Computer. In this article, Berghel advances the argument that while artificial intelligence (AI) presents several threats to society, the threat that generative AI…
Avinash Yaganapu and Mingon Kang (both Computer Science) published original research titled, "Multi-layered Self-attention Mechanism for Weakly Supervised Semantic Segmentation," in Computer Vision and Image Understanding (IF: 4.5). This study proposed a new strategy that incorporates multi-layered self-attentions to enhance pseudo pixel-level…
Sai Kosaraju and Mingon Kang (both Computer Science) published internationally collaborative research titled, "Evidential deep learning for trustworthy prediction of enzyme commission number," in Briefings in Bioinformatics (IF: 9.5). This is a product of the four-year long project in collaboration with Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) and…
Hal Berghel's (Computer Science) recent article titled, "The Thousand Talents Program Prosecutions in Context," appears in the most recent (November 2023) issue of IEEE Computer. This article categorizes a sample of the recent convictions according to the legal issues mentioned in the court documents and concludes that it is not at all obvious…
Professor Hal Berghel (Computer Science) has published an article in the current (September, 2023) issue of IEEE Computer titled, "Fatal Flaws in ChatAI as a Content Generator." In this article, Berghel explains that content generation is actually one of the weakest capabilities of ChatAI, despite widespread popular fascination.