Areas of Expertise
Dr. Yixin Chen, Professor
Chen’s research focuses on the design, analysis, implementation, and applications of machine learning algorithms. He is especially interested in solving real world problems arising from biomedicine and life science. He has worked on various projects on brain-computer interfaces, knowledge discovery in taxonomic research, content-based image retrieval, automatic image annotation, and control of robotic manipulators.
Dr. H. Conrad Cunningham, Emeritus Professor
Cunningham’s current research focuses on methods and tools for the design of accessible documents, domain-specific languages, multiparadigm programs, and flexible software families. More broadly, Cunningham’s research interests and expertise are in software architecture, concurrent and distributed computing, formal methods, programming languages, and accessibility.
Dr. Byunghyun (Byung) Jang, Associate Professor
Jang’s research expertise and interests are in the areas of high-performance parallel computing, GPU computing, compilers, and hardware architecture. Jang leads the Heterogeneous Systems Research (HEROES) Lab, which conducts research on high-performance computing, CPU-GPU heterogeneous computing, hardware architecture, compilers, data-intensive application acceleration, code optimization, and automatic parallelization. Jang serves as a Distinguished Professor for the Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA) Foundation.
Dr. J. Adam Jones, Assistant Professor
Jones’s primary research focuses on utilizing virtual environments and psychophysics to better understand how humans perceive, behave, and interact with the world around them, whether real or synthetic. This research then feeds back into the creation of more perceptually accurate, higher fidelity virtual environments. Jones also has research interests in augmented reality, visual neuroscience, spatial perception, physiological optics, data science, and computer graphics.
Dr. Philip J. Rhodes, Associate Professor
Rhodes has research expertise and interests in cluster, grid, and cloud computing, data-intensive computing, scientific visualization, and computer graphics. In particular, he and his students have recently conducted research on efficient access to large multidimensional scientific datasets and on parallel computing for spatial scientific applications and flood simulation.
Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter, Distinguished Professor
In his research, Dr. Vitter exploits the rich interdependence between computing theory and practice. Beginning with his thesis on coalesced hashing, a widely used search method, Dr. Vitter has made many contributions to the design and analysis of algorithms, using mathematical analysis and asymptotics to derive precise estimates for resource requirements. He works primarily in four key subfields dealing with big data and data science, which are described on his web page. Dr. Vitter has authored well over 300 book, journal, conference, and patent publications.
Dr. Feng Wang, Associate Professor
Wang’s research expertise and interests are in wireless sensor/mesh networks, cyber-physical system, socialized content sharing, peer-to-peer networks, and cloud computing.
Dr. Dawn E. Wilkins, Professor and Chair
Wilkins’s current research focuses on applying computing techniques from machine learning and algorithms to biological data. Much of her recent work has involved analyzing microarray data for medical applications, with the University of Mississippi Medical School and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH), and environmental concerns, with the Environmental Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).