The Bioinformatics Lab
Dr. Aleksandar Poleksic directs research in algorithms for molecular biology and in computational pharmacology. The UNI-FOLD project linked here demonstrates a sensitive profile-profile protein fold recognition method.

The Computer Science Education Group
The CS Education group develops curriculum to prepare teachers to teach general computer science in the K-12 schools. It offers multiple courses to assist teachers in gaining the appropriate knowledge and experience.

The Laboratory of Security & Storage Technology (LOSST)
LOSST was founded in 2014 by Dr. Sarah Diesburg to research computer privacy issues dealing with data and storage. Specifically, they investigate specialized forensics and anti-forensics techniques for recovering, destroying, and hiding data.

The Learning Laboratory for Applied Manipulative Applications (LLAMA)
Manipulatives are a powerful tool to help students grasp the foundational concepts of mathematics. The goal of LLAMA is to create a new toolset called motion virtual manipulatives that enable students to use motion-sensing input devices to interact with mathematics in an engaging environment.

Real-time Systems Lab
Real-time systems monitor, respond to, or control an external environment. This environment is connected to the computer system through sensors, actuators, and other input-output interfaces.

Legacy Projects

IDF Sequence Searcher
This software enables the construction of fast, indexed, sequence retrieval programs in large genomic databases where query processing time is determined mainly by the size of the query and number of sequences retrieved rather than the size of the database.

Mumps/MDH Project
Mumps is a general purpose programming language that supports a native hierarchical data base facility. It is supported by a large user community, mainly biomedical, and a diversified installed application software base.


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