Research


All faculty members in the Department of Computer Science at William Paterson University are involved in research projects and in scholarly activities such as book authoring. Qualified students may join a research team with professors, and most participants have published and presented papers at local, national, and international conferences. Many faculty members solicit student assistance and compensate students through their various grants and funds. Please see "Financial Supports" information below. For further information about faculty research, please go to the faculty page.

The Computer Science Research Center is located at SCIE 5031 (phone: x2502).

Computer Science Research Groups:

  • DSP (Digital Signal Processing) Research - DSP research is led by Dr. Bogong Su. Research activities in DSP have been progressing in the Computer Science Department since 1996. Please consult Dr. Su's research page for more information about this project.
  • Software Engineering Research - Dr. Cyril S. Ku has on-going research in various topics in software engineering with an international group of researchers. Currently the focus is on collaborative software engineering process. At William Paterson, Dr. Ku is working with Dr. Su on the complexity and performance issues of the DSP benchmark programs. Please consult Dr. Ku's home page for more information about his research.
  • Research Group Photo Gallery

Financial Supports for Faculty/Student Research:

After the completion of certain courses, some students based on a set of criteria are invited by faculty members to engage in their research activities either when classes are in session or in the summer or both. These students get financial support from one of the following sources:

  • Research Grants - These are individual faculty research grants supported by external agencies such as NSF (National Science Foundation).
  • CfR Awards - Many faculty members are awarded research funding in the summer from CfR (Center for Research) of the College of Science and Health. These awards can include student research assistants.
  • Student Worker Funds - These funds were established by the College of Science and Health to address the college goals of student/faculty research, curriculum enhancement, teaching excellence and active learning, assessment, and/or general departmental excellence. Several faculty members in our department used these funds to conduct research with students.
  • Student Undergraduate Research Program - This program is administered by the Office of the Provost which awards grants to eligible students who have the support and assistance of a full-time faculty member. The faculty advisor/mentor works closely with the student in developing the project; in guiding and mentoring the project to completion; in helping to assess the student work on the project and the outcomes of the project; and assisting in establishing contacts in the field, including publishing, presenting and exhibiting, and disseminating results of the work undertaken. Interested students can apply for this program online.