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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

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Campus News | May 16, 2023

News highlights featuring UNLV faculty and students who made local and national headlines.

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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.

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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.

Computer Science In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
April 29, 2023

Cyberattacks on companies and people are at an all-time high. At the moment, there are just not enough cybersecurity professionals in the country to help protect the world wide web.

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.

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Recent Computer Science Accomplishments

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). 
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.