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 individual faculty page.

Given the enrichment of a strong faculty-student interaction and cooperation, students who demonstrate academic excellence and research capability can partake in these great ventures. The experience, knowledge and prestige gained lasts a lifetime. Whether on a résumé or graduate school application, this is a sign of distinction.

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

Research Centers/Labs:

  • Cybersecurity Research Lab (CRL) - CRL is led by Dr. Kiho Lim and Dr. Weihua Liu. Protecting cyber-infrastructures, including computer networks, Fog/Edge/Cloud systems, mobile devices, servers, and data, from malicious attacks is paramount to our society as it helps to safeguard against risks and harmful influences. Our CRL faculty and student research assistants take a holistic approach to studying fundamentals of cyberattacks and developing solutions for detecting and preventing malicious attacks. The CRL supports research projects in various areas ranging from understanding the security of wired and wireless networks, as well as developing network protocols with enhanced security requirements for new technologies such as the security of autonomous driving.
  • Data Science Research - This Big Data Analytics research is led by Dr. Cyril S. Ku. It is a multi-disciplinary and inter-institutional research project on various aspects of data science.
  • Dr. Ku collaborates with the Department of Public Health (Dr. Corey H. Basch) at William Paterson University and Dr. Thomas J. Marlowe in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Seton Hall University in data mining research on CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey) data. The latest research effort is highlighted in this poster presentation.
  • Dr. Jin-A Choi from the Department of Communication is collaborating with Dr. Ku. They are exploring various approaches to analyzing texual data. A web-based platform is being built for text mining. This poster presents their latest efforts.
  • Faculty members in the Computer Science Department working on data science inlcude Dr. Bogong Su and Dr. Weihua Liu. They are using machine learning algorithms for software performance prediction in digital signal processors.
  • The research team conducts Data Science Research Seminars throughout the academic year.
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Research - DSP research is led by Dr. Bogong Su, in collaboration with Dr. Erh-Wen Hu. Research activities in DSP have been progressing in the Computer Science Department since 1996. Project description is described in this poster presentation.
  • Research Group Photo Gallery

Financial Supports for Faculty/Student Research:

Some students are invited by faculty members to engage in their research activities either when classes are in session or in the summer or both. Course credits through CS 4900 (Computer Science Senior Project) and/or CS 4990 (Independent Study) can be obtained if specific requirements are met. These research assistants may also 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 usually include funding for student research assistants.
  • Student Research/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.