Research

Overview

The Department of Computer Science at Texas State University is excited about the direction in which the department is headed as well as its many recent accomplishments.  The department continues to be the hub of computing related education and research activities on the campus.

The department has 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty members with research in artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer communication and networking, cyber security and trustworthy computing, database and information systems, distributed and parallel computing, high performance computing, human computer interaction, image retrieval, multimedia computing, real time systems, sensor networks, software engineering, and sustainable computing.  Faculty research has been supported by federal and state agencies and industry such as NSF, NIST, DoD, DoE, PNNL, LLNL, TxDOT, THECB, Semiconductor Research Consortium, Google, IBM, Intel, Cisco, NVIDIA, and Emerson.  Faculty research has resulted in 16 patents approved or pending in the last five years.  The department also engages other academic units on campus and local industry in a variety of research collaborations.

Tremendous Growth of Research Grant/Contract Activities

The department has experienced ever-increasing growth in its grant and research activities in recent years. A few years ago, the department virtually had no grants or had just minimal grant activities. The department now has a faculty that is excited about research and has been obtaining impressive numbers of grants and funding from various sources. Many of their activities, as well as that of some of our students, have become known in the field, both nationwide and abroad. The annual external research expenditure of the computer science faculty in recent years exhibits tremendous growth.

Research Awards


The computer science faculty has received several competitive, sought-after research awards.

Some awards include the NSF CAREER awards, Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), IBM Faculty Fellowship Award, Google Faculty Research Award, and Facebook Faculty Research Award.  

Dr. Islam and AMD members