Overview of Research in Computer Science at UCF
Research in Computer Science spans a wide range of topics. At UCF, research in Computer Science emphasizes:
- Innovative uses for computation (including new applications, algorithms, protocols, and tools)
- Studies of issues surrounding computation (including security, theory, human-computer interaction, and insights into the design, programming and verification of programs and systems)
- Investigations into the nature of computation
Typically, writing a computer program is not considered worthy of a research publication, unless the program is being used to demonstrate some new tool, programming technique, or has some other purpose driven by the kinds of Computer Science questions described above. Thus, while we are eager to partner with others in research, our potential research partners need to be aware that computer science research is not the same as programming.
Our faculty have won many awards (such as best paper awards at conferences) and have been recognized by various professional societies. We have on our faculty:
- 3 Members of the National Academy of Engineering
- 6 Fellows of the IEEE
- 1 ACM Fellow (retired)
- 1 IAPR Fellow
- 1 SPIE Fellow
- 2 Fellows of the AAAS
Our faculty also includes 5 NSF CAREER award winners, 3 AFOSR Young Investigator award winners, and 2 DARPA CS Study Group award winners.