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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

UNLV Engineering team's robot shaking hands with student
Campus News | December 5, 2022

A roundup of students and faculty whose innovation and expertise made news headlines.

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Business and Community | October 7, 2022

Students gain workforce-ready training and experience for much-in-demand cybersecurity jobs.

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Campus News | June 15, 2022

GenCyber Camp already is reaping rewards by turning high school participants into UNLV computer science majors.

A man in a faun costume peers through a 3D printer
Campus News | November 10, 2021

Lied Library’s Makerspace has let students dive into DIY projects. With more facilities on the way, UNLV is creating a pipeline for students to take their ideas from dorm-room dream to mass-produced products.

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Campus News | October 14, 2021

Alumni volunteers encouraged to give back by helping students develop their professional skills.

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Campus News | September 14, 2021

Students in the Las Vegas Scholars Program find support, sense of belonging and success on campus

Computer Science In The News

Pledge Times
November 28, 2022

When Elana Graham started selling cybersecurity software to small businesses five years ago, business was relatively slow. Now demand is booming, fueled by a rapid expansion of remote work that has left these companies vulnerable to attack.

November 2, 2022

When Elana Graham started selling cyber-security software to small companies five years ago, business was relatively slow. Now demand is booming, driven by a rapid expansion in remote work that has left small firms vulnerable to attack.

YR Media
September 28, 2021

Alicia*, an art student in her late teens, started making money through her blog late last year. The only problem? She didn’t know what to do with it.

Jacky Rosen, U.S. Senator for Nevada
August 25, 2021

Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding a grant totaling $499,899 to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to increase computer science access for students with disabilities.

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.

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Recent Computer Science Accomplishments

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). 
January 18, 2023
Professor Hal Berghel (Computer Science) has published an article titled, "The Dictator’s Dilemma and the 'Sovereignty of Cyberspace' Delusion," in the January 2023 issue of IEEE Computer.
December 6, 2022
Junggab Son (Computer Science), a corresponding-authored paper titled "Defensive Adversarial Training for Enhancing Robustness of ECG based User Identification" was accepted for presentation in IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM). 
December 1, 2022
Mingon Kang (Computer Science) published a paper titled, "Hi-LASSO: High-performance python and apache spark packages for feature selection with high-dimensional data," in PLOS ONE in collaboration with Gyeongsang National University in South Korea. The graduate student authors at Gyeongsang National University conducted this research under the…
November 28, 2022
Junggab Son (Computer Science) published a co-authored article titled, "Blockchain-based One-time Authentication for Secure V2X Communication Against Insiders and Authority Compromise Attacks," in IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IF=10.238).