|As a PhD student, you will immerse in research and course work to become an integral part of our department's research activities. You will work under supervision of one of faculty in a research area of your mutual interest. There is potential for interdisciplinary research in collaboration with faculty from other departments including Anschuts Medical School as long as all CSIS program requirements are met (see CSIS PhD program requirements).|
|Read the brief statements of research interest from CSE faculty below. You can contact the faculty directly to discuss your possible research interests.|
Co-Director of CSIS PhD Program & Chair
parallel processing and distributed systems
include application programs, algorithm design, computer architectures,
operating systems, performance evaluation, and simulation. I also have
an interest in web-based educational simulation projects for students
who are proficient in web-based programming and software engineering.
With the new multi-core architectures, parallel processing research is at the heart of developing new software, systems, and algorithms in order to be able to take advantage of the underlying parallelism. I have a broad research interest in all aspects of parallel and distributed systems. A good understanding of all aspects of parallel architectures, systems, software, algorithms is necessary to be able to achieve the performance of the new parallel computers and definitely supercomputers.
My students will have access to our new 192-core cluster augmented with 2048 core TESA Fermi Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) at the Parallel Distributed Systems lab http://PDS.ucdenver.edu.
I enjoy working with my students on many diverse projects including new parallel languages, weather modeling, load balancing, simulation, and many others. For some of the project topics see my sample projects. I have co-authored numerous research articles with my students.
I have been involved in the design of the Force parallel programming language for scientific high performance applications, one of the first such languages. We have ported the language to more than 12 multiprocessors. My work on temporal characterization of parallel program performance was funded by NSF Research Initiation Award. My work on sparse matrices resulted in a new methodology for parallel solution of large sparse linear systems of equations on shared memory multiprocessors. My research and teaching experience have resulted in “Fundamentals of Parallel Processing” textbook published by Prentice Hall.
|Tom Altman, Professor,||Professor
received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of
Pittsburgh in 1984. He has been at UCD since 1990. His research
interests include algorithms (sequential and parallel), optimization
and discrete simulation algorithms, and formal languages. He has
substantial experience in applying optimization and simulation
algorithms to real world problems, especially for network flow,
distribution, and communication problems. He is a recipient of a
number of research awards including UCD Research Fellowship, ASCE Best
Research Paper Award, and grants from the NSF, SIAM, and DARPA.
Students interested in doing research projects with Professor Altman are encouraged to contact him directly at Tom.Altman@ucdenver.edu
|Farnoush Banaei-Kashani, Assistant Professor
Professor Banaei-Kashani's research is in the areas of Big Data Management and Mining, and Database Systems, with focus topics including (but not limited to) the following:
|Min Choi, Associate
Choi’s research interests fall into the broad realm of computer
scientific visualization, and human computer interaction. As computer
techniques demonstrate a striking realism and become ubiquitous in many
applications, the real-time interaction with 3D virtual environments –
and effective dynamic simulation, intuitive object manipulation, and
interaction in immersive virtual environments – will be an
exciting and challenging research area for even more realistic and
computing experiences. His research focus is in the area of
modeling, animation, and interaction in virtual environments for
Currently he is the director of Computer Graphics Laboratory. The lab’s research activities are unique at UCD and they are recognized by international science and engineering communities. Previous funding agencies include NSF, NIH, Alzheimer's Association, Microsoft, SGI, and CASI. The lab has published many peer reviewed papers and they can be downloaded from http://graphics.cudenver.edu. Based on the research activities, Dr. Choi received Career Award from National Science Foundation, Research and Creative Activities Award from UCD, and Best paper awards from international conferences.
For more information, visit http://carbon.ucdenver.edu/~mchoi
|Bogdan Chlebus, Associate Professor,||For my research interests and activities please visit my research page.|
|Feng Lin, Assistant Professor||Research Interests: Wearable Device, 3D Printing, Biometrics, Mobile Sensing for applications of Mobile Health and Security.|
Potential Students Requirement: 1. Self-motivated and hardworking 2. Experience on hands on project and software programming (android, matlab, Java) is a big plus.
|Ilkyeun Ra, Associate Professor,|| His
novel enabling technologies to integrate distributed systems
with communications, and create one type of High Performance
Distributed Computing (HPDC). HPDC (e.g., Cloud Computing, Grid
Computing or Cluster Computing) is the field that effectively utilizes
the advances in high speed networks, software technology, and parallel
processing to deliver cost-effective high performance computing. His
research details can be found from the http://carbon.ucdenver.edu/~ikra
|Boris Stilman, Professor
||Professor Stilman's research
interests are related to Artificial Intelligence. Specifically, his
focus is on Linguistic Geometry (LG), a type of game theory that he
originated. LG allows us to overcome combinatorial explosion. It is
scalable to solving complex real world problems that are considered
intractable by conventional approaches. LG is a mathematical theory of
human conflicts. Human approach to adversarial reasoning (usually
through fighting) was developed unconsciously long before any
civilizations appeared on Earth. Then, it was perfected over several
thousand years of wars all around the world. About 1.5 thousand years
ago people invented the game of chess trying to model ancient armed
conflicts. It is fascinating that the theory of conflicts was
discovered via generalization of the experiments with chess
grandmasters. A leap in the development of LG was made in 1999, when
Dr. Stilman with a group of scientists and engineers founded STILMAN
Advanced Strategies. Due to their extreme predictive power,
applications of LG are considered vital to the US National Defense.
They are currently being transitioned to the US Armed Forces. For more
information, including movies, brochures and courses, visit www.stilman-strategies.com