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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 | 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.

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People | October 16, 2020

From student worker to full-time employee, Rebecca Paulson says stepping out of her comfort zone has led her forward.

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Research | October 6, 2020

Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute student researchers embrace remote learning and engage in public policy research to benefit UNLV and the region.

Computer Science In The News

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.

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 4, 2019

Computer technology has come a long way since photoshop first arrived.

The Nevada Independent
July 9, 2019

Earlier this year, hackers brought the city of Baltimore to its knees. City employees were locked out of even the simplest systems, and email and phone systems were crippled as citizens were prevented from completing transactions such as paying a water bill.

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Recent Computer Science Accomplishments

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...
May 19, 2021
A number of undergraduate students were recognized during the office of undergraduate research (OUR) spring 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium. They include: Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership), who was awarded Best Podium Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Her presentation was Police...
January 6, 2021
Euiseong Ko and Mingon Kang (Computer Science) are co-authors on a new article, "Prediction of Alzheimer’s disease-specific phospholipase c gamma-1 SNV by deep learning-based approach for high-throughput screening," published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. The publication is achieved by the...