Graduate Research

If you are interested in additional informtion about a particular lab, please email the respective research lab director.

Computer Music Research

Acoustics and Music Lab 

Dr. Bill Manaris and his students explore research in computer science with acoustics, music, sound, interaction, and avant garde forms of music composition and performance, as well as music technology. Areas of interest include:

  • sonification and interaction design
  • spatial audio and virtual/augmented reality
  • music performance and digital musical instruments
  • interfaces for musical expression, including sensors and hardware
  • interactive audio and game audio
  • telematic performance

For more information, please contact Dr. Bill Manaris.



Dr. Jim Bowring's National Science Foundation-funded Cyber Infrastructure Research and Development Lab for the Earth Sciences ( invents and develops software tools and data processing techniques to automate the workflow of geoscientists in determining the age of the earth. CIRDLES also invents and develops software testing tools, visualization tools, and mobile apps. Students interested in solving hard problems are encouraged to visit CIRDLES in Room 307 of Harbor Walk East to get to know the students who have already engaged in the research.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jim Bowring.


Cybersecurity X Lab

The Cybersecurity X Lab explores security vulnerabilities of computer systems, networks, and the Internet of Things (IoT), how to detect threats, and mitigate these. Topics that we explore vary from computer network attacks, such as Denial of Service, to Software Defined Network security, and Internet of Things vulnerabilities. We currently have projects that span from automating detection of attacks using statistical analysis and machine learning, to studying new protocols used in the Internet of Things, developing covert communication techniques, and automating vulnerability detection and pen testing.

For more information, please contact Dr. Xenia Mountrouidou.

UAV Robotics

UAV Robotics Lab

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Robotics Lab features a variety of drone technology and opportunities for undergraduate students to conduct research work in visual and voice-guided robotics. The lab contains DJI Phantom 4 drones, Arduino technologies, raspberry Pi’s, wireless microphones, and additional gadgets to implement research ideas.  Projects involve using Java or control software using C++ that integrate speech recognition or computer vision libraries to develop visual and voice guided robotics applications.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sebastian van Delden

Virtual Production Lab

Virtual Production Lab

On-going projects in the Virtual Production Lab explore techniques that enhance the art of real-time motion picture production by creating computer-generated visuals or augmenting the creativity of human filmmakers and camera operators.  Join us in learning how to use green-screen, or chroma key, compositing, motion capture of props and performers, and virtual cameras for filming or previsualization.  Active research projects have involved both high school and undergraduate students who have an interest in blending computing with performance and film arts.

For more information, please contact Dr. William Bares.