Research Areas Overview

CSE faculty members have won many national and international acclaims for their research and leadership. Major funding sources include the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Army, Office of Naval Research, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Advanced Research and Development Activity (now IARPA), and The Whitaker Foundation. Research areas, with links to labs, are listed below in alphabetical order.

Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent System

Faculty: Alessio Gaspar, Larry Hall, and Rafael Perez

Computer and Network Security (lab) 

Faculty: Sriram Chellappan, Jay Ligatti, Yao Liu, and Xinming (Simon) Ou

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (lab)

Faculty: Dmitry Goldgof, Rangachar Kasturi, and Sudeep Sarkar

Computing Education Research (lab)

Faculty: Alessio Gaspar


Faculty: Yicheng Tu

Distributed Systems

Faculty: Adriana Iamnitchi

Graphics and Visualization

Faculty: Les Piegl and Paul Rosen

Location-Aware Information Systems (lab)

Faculty: Miguel Labrador


Faculty: Ken Christensen and Miguel Labrador

Programming Languages (lab)

Faculty: Jay Ligatti

Robotics (lab)(lab)

Faculty: Yu Sun and Alfredo Weitzenfeld

Social and Human-Centric Computing

Faculty: Sriram Chellappan, Adriana Iamnitchi, Miguel Labrador, Xinming (Simon) Ou, and Paul Rosen

VLSI, Computer Architecture, and Parallel Processing

Faculty: Srinivas Katkoori, N. Ranaganathan, and Hao Zheng


Department faculty are also affiliated with other departments and units at USF including:

CUTR: Center for Urban Transportation Research (link)

Faculty: Miguel Labrador