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Research

 

Big Data

As data analytics becomes more mainstream, there will be an increasing demand for efficient big data systems. The Analytic Query Language (AQL) project strives to provide optimization of data analytics within an easily accessible system.

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics provides an opportunity to deploy computational solutions to biologically relevant problems, including genomics, knowledge-based discovery, systems modeling, and integrative data analysis. Our research focuses on deploying these approaches in integrated systems accessible to a broad range of end users.

Competitive Learning Infrastructure Initiative

The Information Age is fueled by prowess in problem solving, programming, and teamwork. The CLI Initiative develops tools and pedagogies that support global contest-based learning for gifted students at over 2,300 universities in 94 countries.

Games Research

The study of players' interactions in digital environments with with other players and the game world. An analysis of players' actions and mental model in these environments and how to influence their interactive experience.

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

As a field of research, HCI is situated at the intersection of computer science, behavioral sciences, design, media studies, and several other fields of study. Researchers in HCI investigate the design and usage of computer technology, focusing primarily on the interaction between people and the computer.

Machine Learning

Machine learning is about finding efficient algorithms that can make decisions based on past examples. Unsupervised learning methods, including clustering, allow computers to learn even without a user-supplied goal. Diverse projects including pediatric eye cancer detection, literature genre discovery, and efficient computer architecture simulation all use machine learning at the core.

Software Engineering

Software Engineering research develops the methods used to produce and maintain high-quality software in a systematic, controlled, and efficient manner.