Professors in the School of CS are involved in active research that often involves collaboration between several faculty, together with MS and Ph.D. Students and post-doctoral researchers and visitors. A brief overview of the research labs at the School of CS and their corresponding activities is provided below. For more information, please contact the associated faculty at these labs.
The faculty involved with the graphics lab are Sumanta N. Pattanaik and Erik Reinhard. Current research includes tone reproduction, realistic image synthesis, natural image statistics, color, and non-photorealistic rendering. There are currently four Ph.D. students and 2 MS students active within the group.
The faculty affiliated with the EC Lab are Drs. Gelenbe and A. Wu. Currently, there are 3 PhD, 1 Masters, and 1 undergraduate students in the lab. Research projects include both theoretical studies on the dynamics of evolutionary algorithms and real world applications. Particular areas on interest include dynamic problem representation, changing landscapes, and applications in control and resource allocation. The primary funding agency for this lab is SAIC.
Modeling, Simulation and Intelligent Networks Laboratory
The faculty who work in this laboratory are Drs. Bassiouni, Gelenbe, Guha, Marin, and Annie Wu and it currently employs 17 M.S. and 20 Ph.D. students. In the past it has graduated 21 Ph.D. and 36 Masters students. Current research projects include cognitive network protocols, ATM Gigabit Network Testbed, Distributed Interactive Simulation, Intelligent Simulation with Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms, Performance Evaluation of RAID Systems, Vehicle Classification from Laser Images, Neural Networks and Image Processing, and Biological Modeling. Current funding totals $3M from agencies and companies such as NAWCTSD, ARO, Stricom, Lucent/Cirent, NSF, Harris, Adaptec,/DPT, I4 Corridor, SEO, Giganet, Trendium, and Thammasat University of Thailand.
The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is directed by Dr. Gomez, in collaboration with Dr. Segami (visiting faculty at CS). Currently, the lab supports 3 Ph.D. students, and has graduated three others. The lab is focused on research projects such as large scale semantic interpretation using WordNet, knowledge acquisition from encyclopedic texts, and intelligent information retrieval. The major funding agency is NASA.
The Computational Imaging Lab (CIL) is directed by Dr. Hassan Foroosh, and currently employs 7 Ph.D students. CIL explores the areas of research within Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Image Processing, and Robotics. Research at Computational Imaging Lab (CIL) focuses on Camera Caliberation, Multiple View Geometry, 3D Modeling, Image & Video Synthesis, Medical Imaging, and Automatic Vehicle Navigation. CIL is currently being supported by Sun Microsystems, ONR, and Florida Photonic Center of Excellence.
The faculty associated with this laboratory are Drs. Shah and Lobo. The lab currently employs 10 Ph.D. and 5 Masters students and has graduated 7 Ph.D. and 15 MS students over several years. Research projects are: tracking multiple people in the presence of occlusion, object-based segmentation of video sequences acquired with or without camera motion for MPEG-4 compression, monitoring human behavior in an office environment, detecting fire from video sequences, detecting driver alertness, understanding overheads, face recognition using police sketches, age classification using mug shots, and others. Funding agencies include NSF, DARPA, STRICOM, State of Florida, TeraNex, Harris and the Orlando Police Department. The funding level for the lab is now at $500K.
The Database Systems Laboratory is headed by Dr. Hua, and employs 10 Ph.D. and 2 Masters students. The lab is involved in a number of projects such as image database management system, video database management system, multicast and broadcast techniques and protocols for multimedia communications, automatic tools for database system analyses, and video data modeling. Work in the lab has been supported by a number of funding sources such as NSF, ORACLE, and State of Florida at a funding level of $400,000 per year.
The faculty involved with this laboratory is Dr. Mukherjee. The lab currently employs 3 M.S. and 2 Ph.D. students, while 3 M.S. and 6 Ph.D. students have graduated from this lab in the past 7 years. Current research projects are: data compression and caching on wide-area networks, wavelet based image compression and transmission, photoresist shape reconstruction from scanning electron microscope, laser-aided rapid prototyping, behavior continuity in multi-resolution, multi-fidelity simulations, and embedded system design using FPGA. Funding agencies of this lab are NSF, Intel, NAWCTSD and Cirent at a level of $800,000.
For more information about any other aspect of the graduate program not included in this brochure please feel free to contact Dr. Ron Dutton (email@example.com).
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