Texas Tech University, Department of Computer Science
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Research

The Department of Computer Science has research programs in a variety of areas. Current research projects include petri nets for distributed systems, haptics for virtual surgery, automatic development of parallelized code, improvement to data compression techniques, and software metrics.

AdVanced Empirical Software Testing and Analysis (AVESTA)

Primary Investigator:
Dr. Akbar Siami Namin
Akbar.Namin@ttu.edu
Phone:
325.677.1112

Website
Program for Semiconductor and Project Engineering

The AdVanced Empirical Software Testing and Analysis (AVESTA) research group focuses on conducting research in software testing, empirical software engineering, and application of statistical analysis to program analysis. The group is founded in the Computer Science Department at Texas Tech University August 2009.

Center for the Science and Engineering of Cyber Security

Primary Investigator:
Phone:
806.742.3527

Website
Center for the Science and Engineering of Cyber Security

The objective of the center is to study principles of Cyber Security, how to measure, assess and enforce security in legacy systems, and how to build new systems that are secured. The science of Cyber Security is addressed by exploiting formal techniques that are theoretically grounded to express, model and reason about security accurately. The engineering of cyber security utilizes empirical techniques that aim to create holistic and systematic approaches to development of automated tools for cyber security system analysis. The center also examines cyber security issues facing the general public such as security in business enterprises, health care and national infrastructures.

Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Laboratory (DISCL)

Primary Investigator:
Dr. Yong Chen
Yong.Chen@ttu.edu
Phone:
806.742.3519

Website
Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Laboratory (DISCL)

The Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Laboratory (DISCL) at the Texas Tech University has broad research interests in parallel and distributed computing, high-performance computing, Cloud computing, computer architectures and systems software with a focus on building scalable computing systems for data-intensive applications in high-performance scientific computing/high-end enterprise computing.

KR Lab

Primary Investigator:
Dr. Michael Gelfond
Michael.Gelfond@ttu.edu
Phone:
806.742.3527

Website
KR Lab

This research group is a reincarnation of the El Paso Knowledge Representation Group, which found a new home at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Our main goal is to better understand how to build software components of agents capable of reasoning and acting in changing environment. We work under the basic assumption that to exhibit intelligent behavior the agent should have a mathematical model of its environment and its own capabilities and goals. At this stage we are especially interested in "purely logical agents," i.e. agents whose underlying world model is defined by a theory in some logical language. Our current goal is to investigate if A-Prolog (the language of logic programs under the answer sets semantics) can be successfully used for this purpose.

Stochastic Estimation and Autonomous Robotics Laboratory (SEARL)

Primary Investigator:
Dr. Mohan Sridharan
Mohan.Sridharan@ttu.edu
Phone:
806.742.3527

Website
Stochastic Estimation and Autonomous Robotics Laboratory (SEARL)

The Stochastic Estimation & Autonomous Robotics Laboratory's (SEARL) primary research interests include stochastic machine learning, probabilistic planning, computer vision and multiagent collaboration as applied to autonomous mobile robots. We seek to develop algorithms that enable robots to operate autonomously and collaborate robustly with non-expert human participants in complex real-world domains. Furthermore, we are interested in developing stochastic machine learning algorithms to address challenges in real-world application domains characterized by a large amount of data and a significant amount of uncertainty.

TTU Wireless Mobile Networking Laboratory (T2WISTOR)

Primary Investigator:
Dr. Sunho Lim
sunho.lim@ttu.edu
Phone:
806.742.3527

Website
TTU Wireless Mobile Networking Laboratory (T<sup>2</sup>WISTOR)

In the TTU Wireless Mobile Networking Laboratory (T2WISTOR), we are conducting research in the areas of Green Networking (Energy Harvesting/Routing/MAC), Mobile Data Management (Data Dissemination/Query/Caching), Embedded Networked Systems (Ad Hoc/Sensor/Vehicular), and Mobile Software (Google Android).