A point cloud of the Coliseum in Rome, extracted from multiple images gathered from the web, using structure from motion. The Computer and Information Sciences department performs research in many different areas. Currently we have labs actively doing research in the following areas: Shape Modeling, Data Mining, Computer Forensics, High Performance Computing, Collaborative Computing, Computer Security, Machine Learning, and Bioinformatics.

To learn more about a specific research lab please visit their websites listed below.

In addition to these research labs, the department plays a leadership role in the UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (CIA-JFR; informally known as “the Center”), a University-wide Interdisciplinary Research Center.SaveSave

CCL website

The Collaborative Computing Laboratory (CCL) undertakes research in the areas of grid computing, distributed computing, and web-based computing. Our current research focus is on application development and programming environments, integration systems, problem solving environments (computational portals), and collaborative environments to support multidisciplinary research.

Computer Forensics seeks to apply the principles of computer science to the real-world problems faced by CyberCrime investigators. Current research areas include spam data mining for law enforcement, phishing, and malware analysis.

iProgress website

Today's software systems are increasing in complexity and scale, and ensuring their stability, safety, and efficiency is a growing challenge. The iProgress lab, headed by Dr. Peter Pirkelbauer, aims to meet that challenge by developing tools and techniques to verify and optimize software systems.

KDDM Lab website

The research conducted in the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Research (KDDM) Lab combines development of pattern matching algorithms, statistical techniques, distributed database techniques, and visualization methods.

Shape modeling is the study of the construction and analysis of digital representations of shape. A shape model is used as a surrogate for the actual object in areas such as biomedical modeling, robotics, computer animation, product design, and architecture. The shape model facilitates design, quantitative analysis, visualization, and planning. The underlying mathematical model of a surface in the shape model takes various forms: triangular mesh, B-spline surface, Bezier surface, subdivision surface, and others.

SECRETLab website

The SECuRE and Trustworthy computing Lab (SECRETLab) is dedicated to cutting-edge research on computer security, digital forensics, and big data. Established in 2011 by Dr. Ragib Hasan, the lab explores research projects focused on efficient and practical security as well as data storage.

SPIES website

The Security and Privacy In Emerging computing and networking Systems (SPIES) group, led by Dr. Nitesh Saxena, conducts research on multitude of topics related to the security and privacy of emerging systems or paradigms.