Accomplishments: Department of Computer Science

January 4, 2024
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…
November 28, 2023
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…
November 26, 2023
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…
October 18, 2023
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…
August 22, 2023
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.
July 18, 2023
A recent article published in Ars Technica is based upon an earlier publication of UNLV professor Hal Berghel (Computer Science) on VoIP swatting. The Ars Technica article used Berghel's article as background in the announcement of the FBI's creation of a database on VoIP swatting to be shared by law enforcement. 
June 22, 2023
Professor Hal Berghel (Computer Science) has published a paper titled, "'Free' Online Services and Gonzo Capitalism," in the current (July 2023) issue of IEEE Computer. In this article, Berghel discusses how recent litigation over violations from privacy abuse and antitrust issues to monopolistic digital advertising practices suggest that online…
May 8, 2023
In the American Geriatrics Society 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting, interdisciplinary UNLV 'NIHAN' and UNR Sanford Center ICECAP project teams — Sidkazem Taghva, Mingon Kang (Computer Science); Jay Shen, Pearl Kim, Yonsu Kim (Healthcare Administration & Policy; Public Health), Laurie Kim, Ji Yoo (Medicine) — were invited to present statewide…
April 27, 2023
Professor Hal Berghel (Computer Science) has had one of his articles, "ChatGPT and AIChat Epistemology," published in the May 2023 issue of IEEE Computer. This article places the current fascination with AIChat technology, and ChatGPT in particular, in the context of a content generation continuum.
March 28, 2023
Via an interdisciplinary collaboration between UNLV's International Gaming Institute, department of computer science, department of psychology, and William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, Kasra Ghaharian published "Payments transaction data from online casino players and online sports bettors" in Data in Brief with co-authors Piyush Puranik,…
March 6, 2023
Hal Berghel (Computer Science) has published an article titled, "911 Swatting, VoIP, and Doxxing," in the current (March 2023) issue of IEEE Computer. The article explains how VoIP has exacerbated the problems in preventing and prosecuting 911 Swatting and Doxxing.
February 27, 2023
Junggab Son (Computer Science) recently published a co-authored paper, "Cooperative Obstacle-Aware Surveillance for Virtual Emotion Intelligence with Low Energy Configuration," in Drones (IF=5.532).