Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Computer Science

Albany Lab for Privacy Security

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My research interests broadly cover information security, privacy, and trust. I am interested in developing theories and mechanisms to protect information in modern information systems such as social networking systems. I am also interested in privacy-preserving data sharing methods, and have developed an interest in social network analysis and network science

Chinwe Pamela Ekenna Research Group

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Motion planning involves the use of algorithms and methods in planning motions for objects. These algorithms help in identifying a valid path for and object so it can move from a start point to its destination without hitting obstacles and also avoid colliding with the walls of its set environment. Examples of this objects could be automobiles, assemble machines and search and rescue robots. My research is specifically geared towards using this motion planning algorithms for highly articulated linkages. The technique I would be employing in the course of my research are sampling based motion planning. This method samples valid configurations of movable objects and connects them with simple local planning methods from which trajectories can be generated. I would be working on better methods to characterize and analyze these configurations. This research finds high applicability for work currently done in molecular motions in a bid to understand the cause of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Mad-Cow, and Cystic Fibrosis.

George Berg Lab

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The research in our lab is machine learning. A branch of the artificial intelligence area of computer science, machine learning is the theory and practice of finding computational solutions to problems by training the computer to learn to identify them. Our work spans both the theoretical and experimental ends of the field.

Intelligent Big Data Analytics, Applications, and Systems (IDIAS)

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The UAlbany IDIAS Lab develops models, algorithms, and systems for solving problems involving big (networked) data. We work closely with domain experts to solve challenging problems in the study of Online Social Networks, Internet of Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems. nd Cyber-Physical Systems.

Jeong-Hyon Hwang Research Group

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Research areas: databases and distributed systems (detailed topics: graph data management (G* project), trajectory data management, real-time data stream processing, Internet-scale data management, fault tolerance and load management)

Mariya Zheleva Research

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My research interests are in the field of mobile wireless networks and include network monitoring and analysis as well as system design and implementation. Part of my work focuses on design of cellular networks to provide connectivity in remote and under-provisioned areas. I am also interested in Dynamic Spectrum Access networks for broadband connectivity. In the past, I have worked on other projects related to wireless networking including monitoring, medium access control for 60 GHz networks and smart phones

Multimedia, Security, and Privacy Research Group

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Multimedia systems and applications such as surveillance, social media and networks, and cloud computing have conflicting goals. How do you balance increasing system capabilities and preserve privacy of users? We seek to achieve this balance by building models and algorithms in the area of multimedia analysis.

NYS Center for Information Forensics and Assurance

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CIFA's mission is research and education to better enable practitioners to address real problems in information forensics and assurance, especially in the area of public protection.

Shaghayegh (Sherry) Sahebi Research Group

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My main research interest is in human-centered data science, including recommender systems, educational, and social network problems.

Siwei Lyu Lab

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Research interests include digital image forensics, computer vision and machine learning