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Department of Computer Science News

The Department of Computer Science is nationally and internationally recognized for research in both theoretical and experimental computer science, especially in such areas 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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Business and Community | October 7, 2022

Students gain workforce-ready training and experience for much-in-demand cybersecurity jobs.

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Campus News | June 15, 2022

GenCyber Camp already is reaping rewards by turning high school participants into UNLV computer science majors.

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.

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Campus News | October 14, 2021

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

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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.

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.

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

October 3, 2022
Junggab Son (Computer Science) was the corresponding author for the paper, "3-Multi Ranked Searchable Encryption with Enhanced Security in Cloud Computing," which has been published in the Digital Communications and Networks journal (IF=6.348). 
September 20, 2022
The Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has recognized Hal Berghel (Computer Science) with the designation of Charter Member of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributor program for 2022. This program, introduced in 2021 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the IEEE Computer Society, "showcases…
September 6, 2022
Paul La Plante (Computer Science) was awarded a three-year, $707,955 grant from the National Science Foundation titled, "Collaborative Research: Exploring Reionization and the Cosmic Dawn through Cross-Correlations." The goal of this grant is to improve our understanding of the first stars and galaxies in the universe, and combine data from…
September 6, 2022
Junggab Son (Computer Science) was a senior author on a recently accepted paper titled, "Improving Fashion Attribute Classification Accuracy With Limited Labeled Data Using Transfer Learning," in the 21st IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (IEEE ICMLA'22). 
August 31, 2022
Hal Berghel (Computer Science) has published an article in the September 2022 issue of IEEE Computer titled, "A Collapsing Academy IV: How Did Memory and Gag Laws Gain Admission?"
July 22, 2022
Junggab Son (Computer Science) published  "Leveraging Smart Contracts for Secure and Asynchronous Group Key Exchange Without Trusted Third Party" in the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC). TDSC is a top publication in the filed of cybersecurity, and he is the corresponding author.