Accomplishments: Department of Computer Science

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 Foundation support totaling $432,269 for three years to acquire and commission a high-performance GPU cluster for multi-disciplinary research and education...
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 Errors using BERT Language Model and FastText SubWord Embeddings” utilizes the neural language models as a part of Google's BERT natural language...
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 conference. The publication is achieved by the research collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The proposed PathCNN converts multi-omics...
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 research in collaboration with Sun Moon University and Korea Polar Research Institute of Marine Research Placement.
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 Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
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 Shootings in the Mountain West, 2015 – 2021. Janelle Domantay, Ilya Pivavaruk, and Victor Taksheyev (Computer Science), who were awarded Best Poster...
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 research collaboration with Korea Brain Research Institute.
December 4, 2020
David Damore (Political Science), Robert Lang (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West), and Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science) provide an analysis of voting on Question 1 and its consequences for higher education reform in their recent commentary piece "The Geography of Higher Education Reform" appearing in the Nevada Current.
November 3, 2020
Mingon Kang (Computer Science) and Ji Yoo (Medicine) were awarded a pilot grant, "Predicting an Inpatient’s Risk of Benzodiazepine and Opioid Overdose" from The Mountain West Clinical & Translational Research Infrastructure Network program (MW CTR-IN). The interdisciplinary team will develop a deep learning model to predict risk scores of benzodiazepine and opioid overdose using electronic health records. In addition, Kang and Henry Sun (DRI) were awarded an infrastructure grant, "Pattern-...
September 16, 2020
Rebecca Rice (Communication Studies) published the article "Disaster Resilience as Communication Practice: Remembering and Forgetting Lessons from Past Disasters through Practices that Prepare for the Next One" in the Journal of Applied Communication Research. The article uses two qualitative case studies from the same county to examine how everyday practices and routines serve as reminders of lessons learned from previous natural disasters, fostering resilience by bringing those lessons...
June 10, 2020
Cameron-Keokolo Tabion (Computer Science) has received a 2020 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program award to complete a summer research project at UNLV with a student employment award of $6,000. An undergraduate, he has been working at DataX Lab, directed by professor Mingon Kang, and he will continue his research this fall semester with the support from the Nevada INBRE program.
May 20, 2020
Sai Kosaraju and Mingon Kang (both Computer Science) published a journal paper, "Deep-Hipo: Multi-scale Receptive Field Deep Learning for Histopathological Image Analysis" in Methods. In the study, they developed a novel multi-task-based deep learning model for histopathology (named Deep-Hipo) that takes multi-scale patches simultaneously for accurate histopathological image analysis. Deep-Hipo extracts two patches of the same size in both high- and low-magnification levels and captures complex...