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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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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

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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.

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Campus News | February 10, 2021

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

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People | December 6, 2020

Alumnus Parker Hill learned the importance of diving right into any and all problems during Senior Design.

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

September 28, 2021
Hal Berghe (Computer Science) published an article, "A Collapsing Academy, Part II: How Cancel Culture Works on the Academy," in the October 2021 issue of IEEE Computer.
September 8, 2021
Mingon Kang (Computer Science), Ji Yoo (Medicine), Brendan Morris (Electronic and Computer Engineering), Zhaohuam Zhu (Physics and Astronomy), Qiang Zhu (Physics and Astronomy), Mira Han (Life Sciences), Kazem Taghva (Computer Science), and Shashi Nambisan (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) were awarded National Science...
July 27, 2021
Mahdi Hajiali (Computer Science) will have a new study appear in the Proceedings of the 2021 Computing Conference, a highly ranked conference in the areas of computer science and computing. Collaborators included Mahdi Hajiali, Jorge Ramón Fonseca Cacho, and Kazem Taghva (all Computer Science). The study, “Generating Correction Candidates for OCR...
July 13, 2021
Euiseong Ko and Mingon Kang (both Computer Science) are a co-author and a corresponding author on a new conference paper, "PathCNN: Interpretable Convolutional Neural Networks for Survival Prediction and Pathway Analysis Applied to Glioblastoma," in International Society for Computational Biology (ISMB), which is a #1 ranked bioinformatics...
July 8, 2021
Mingon Kang (Computer Science) recently received $132,000 in grants from Institute for Information & Communication Technology Promotion in South Korea. The project, entitled “Cultivating of innovative ICT‐based interdisciplinary global talents for AI‐based big data research in microorganism genome,” conducts deep learning-based bioinformatics...
June 1, 2021
Mingon Kang (Computer Science) is a co-author on the journal paper,"Functional Coordination of BET Family Proteins Underlies Altered Transcription Associated with Memory Impairment in Fagile X Syndrome" in Science Advances. The publication is achieved by the research collaboration with Pohang University of Science and Technology and University of...