Research Areas


Theoretical Foundations

Theoretical foundations of Computer Science and Engineering include mathematically provable design of computer systems and methods. Theoretical analysis is important in proving correctness of computer systems. Read more about Theoretical Foundations  


Systems and Architecture

All aspects of computer systems have seen rapid advances in recent years and are still evolving. This makes major impacts on diverse demanding applications of computers spanning from micro-scale engineering applications to large-scale scientific applications. Read more about Systems and Architecture 


Databases and Data Analytics

In today's world, data is multimodal, ubiquitous, and overwhelming. It is a great challenge to go from data to information, then to knowledge and actionable intelligence. The area of databases and data analytics addresses this challenge. Read more about Databases and Data Analytics



From managing bank transactions to controlling the space shuttle and pacemakers, software is everywhere. Today's software systems need to interact with the physical world, communicate through networks, and make decisions in real time in uncertain environments. Read more about Software Systems


Computational Science

Over the last decade, computational science (aka scientific computing) has taken an increased significance in all areas of science and engineering, and beyond. In fact, computation has grown into an effective and efficient approach, which complements and bridges traditional theoretic and experimental approaches. Read more about Computational Science


Digital Media

In its "Strategy for the Future", noting both global trends and state investments and strengths, Louisiana's Department of Economic Development (LED) identifies next generation digital media / software development as its first of six themes. Read more about Digital Media