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Research by Topic

The Center conducts research in the following alphabetically listed areas with subareas. Faculty associated with each area are also listed.


  • Bioinformatics: Vijay Raghavan
  • Health Informatics: Mehmet Engin Tozal
  • Medical Informatics and Robotics: Xiali Hei

Computer Hardware and Systems

  • Computer Architecture and Implementation: Nian-Feng Tzeng, Martin Margala, Hassan Najafi
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems: Nian-Feng Tzeng
  • VLSI and Embedded Systems: Martin Margala, Hassan Najafi
  • Design Automation: Martin Margala

Computer Networks Systems

  • Computer Networks: Mehmet Engin Tozal, Nian-Feng Tzeng,  Michael W. Totaro
  • Distributed, Cloud, and Edge Computing: Li Chen
  • Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing: Nian-Feng Tzeng

Data Sciences

  • Big Data Analytics: Li Chen, Aminul Islam, Vijay Raghavan
  • Databases and Data Mining: Vijay Raghavan, Michael W. Totaro
  • Web Technologies: Vijay Raghavan
  • Internet Computing: Chee-Hung Henry Chu, Vijay Raghavan

Human-Centered Computing

  • Human-Computer Interaction: Christoph Borst, Beenish Chaudhary, Arun Kulshreshth

Intelligent Systems

  • Image Processing and Machine Vision: Chee-Hung Henry Chu
  • Neural Networks and Brain Simulation: Anthony S. Maida
  • Machine Learning Systems: Christoph Borst, Li Chen, Arun Kulshreshth, Michael W. Totaro, Mehmet Engin Tozal, Aminul Islam, Anthony S. Maida
  • Stochastic and Approximate Computing: Hassan Najafi
  • Graph Theory and Applications: Mehmet Engin Tozal
  • Deep Learning and Data Analysis: Aminul Islam

Programming Languages

  • Programming Languages and Type Systems: Sheng Chen
  • Language-based security: Sheng Chen

Security and Trusted Computing

  • Network Security: Mehmet Engin Tozal, Xiali Hei
  • Secure Systems and Computing: Arun Lakhotia, Xiali Hei
  • Trusted Cloud Computing: Mosen Amini

Software Engineering and Systems

  • Software Engineering: Arun Lakhotia
  • Computer Graphics and Visualization: Christoph Borst, Arun Kulshreshth
  • Virtual Reality: Christoph Borst, Arun Kulshreshth
  • Entertainment Computing: Arun Kulshreshth
  • Natural Language Processing and Text Analytics: Aminul Islam