Accomplishments: Department of Computer Science

The UNLV Cyber Clinic received a notable mention during a congressional hearing and in an Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) report.  The White House ONCD published a report outlining the progress they have made and the work to come implementing the National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy (NCWES). Facing a large workforce…
Gabe Berrios (Computer Science), Kaitlin Chan (Computer Science), Carlos Dye (Computer Science; Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology), Victor Fearn (Computer Science), Mitchelle Gonzalez (Computer Science), Leo Menchaca (Computer Science), and Amy Wong (Computer Science) were all appointed to the role of intern with UNLV’s Cyber Clinic.…
Professor Yoohwan Kim (Computer Science) and Mehdi Abid (Computer Science) presented “Working with Cyber Clinic Clients” at the Workshop on Building a Sustainable Cybersecurity Clinic in Higher Education.  UNLV’s Cyber Clinic is an active member of The Consortium, a network of academic institutions that collaborate to expand…
Euiseong Ko (Computer Science), Farhad Shokoohi (Mathematical Sciences), and Mingon Kang (Computer Science) published original research titled "SPIN: sex-specific and pathway-based interpretable neural network for sexual dimorphism analysis" in Briefings in Bioinformatics (IF: 9.5). The study proposes a new deep learning-based unified framework,…
Hal Berghel (Computer Science) has published an article titled, "Social Media, Cognitive Dysfunction, and Social Disruption," in the current issue of IEEE Computer.  Berghel offers an explanation of how social media created an existential crisis for society.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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. 
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…