Accomplishments: Department of Computer Science
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...
April 3, 2020
Sai Kosaraju and Mingon Kang (both Computer Science) published a conference paper, "PAGE-Net: Interpretable and Integrative Deep Learning for Survival Analysis Using Histopathological Images and Genomic Data," in Pacific Symposium Biocomputing, which is recognized as a top-tier bioinformatics conference as well as Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and International Conference on Research In Computational Molecular Biology. In the study, they developed a novel biologically interpretable...
March 17, 2020
Alex Hoffman, Eric Becerril-Blas, and Yoohwan Kim (all Computer Science), along with Kevin Moreno, '19 BS Computer Science, published the paper "Decentralized Security Bounty Management on Blockchain and IPFS" in the proceedings of the 2020 10th annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC). This publication was awarded Best Paper in Cryptography and Information Security at IEEE CCWC 2020. The paper introduces Bountychain, a blockchain- and IPFS-based bug bounty program for...
December 11, 2019
Alex Hoffman (Computer Science) published the article "Moral Hazards in Cyber Vulnerability Markets" in the IEEE journal Computer. The article describes the ethics and economics surrounding the cyber vulnerability market, in which bounties are paid to those who identify and report system bugs.
November 12, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science and The Lincy Institute) has been named November's Nevada Woman in STEM by U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen. Nasoz is the director of information technology programs at The Lincy Institute and assistant professor with the department of computer science. Her academic research focuses on machine learning and human-computer interaction.
July 10, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Lincy Institute and Computer Science) was a featured speaker at the Informatica World 2019 Conference in May. In her presentation, she spoke about her passion for increasing the number of women in the STEM field, and the importance of prioritizing computer science and STEM education at a young age in order to build and support the next generation of scientists and computer engineers. Informatica is a leading company in data quality tools, data management solutions, and enterprise...
June 20, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science and The Lincy Institute) was recently featured in a Las Vegas Now segment titled "Learning to Code," discussing the Informatica Next 25 initiative that prepares students for STEM-focused careers. It originally aired June 13.