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Research Centers and Labs

Research Labs

Adaptive and Scalable Systems Lab

Location: ERB 413

Leading Faculty: Jia Rao

Mission: The Adaptive and Scalable Systems Lab focuses on building computer systems that are adaptive to changing workloads, scalable for platform growth, and capable of providing quality-of-service guarantees and service differentiation. We combine performance analysis at the application, OS, and hardware levels with machine learning techniques to characterize the complex behaviors of computer systems.

ASSIST Laboratory

Location: ERB 102

Leading Faculty: Farhad Kamangar

Mission: The ASSIST Laboratory's focus is on researching and developing technologies to assist the elderly and people with disabilities in their everyday life.

Biomedical Computing and intelligent Systems Lab (BioMeCIS)

Biocomputing and Vision Lab

Location: ERB205

Leading Faculty: Jean Gao

Mission: The mission of the lab is to focus on developing efficient algorithms to solve computational problems in basic medicine and clinics, while making theoretical and fundamental contributions to statistical pattern recognition, machine learning, and computer vision.

Data Science Lab

Location: ERB306, ERB204

Leading Faculty: Heng Huang, Chris Ding

Mission: Our lab focuses on developing machine learning and big data mining algorithms to solve the applications in health informatics, bioinformatics, computer vision, neuroinformatics, natural language processing, medical image computing, information retrieval, and computational sustainability.

Database Exploration Laboratory (DBXLAB)

Database Exploration Laboratory

Location: ERB 514

Leading Faculty: Gautam Das

Mission: At Database Exploration Lab (DBXLab), we seek to investigate fundamental research issues arising in Big Data. Our research encompasses diverse areas such as data mining, information retrieval, data uncertainty and probabilistic methods, approximate query processing, data summarization, data analytics and data exploration of hidden web databases, social and collaborative media.

Digital Design Laboratory

Location: ERB 543

Leading Faculty: Bill Carroll

Mission: The DDL supports the design and prototyping of digital systems for educational and special purpose applications employing legacy and current design tools and implementation technologies.

Embedded Systems and Instrumentation Lab

Location: ERB 201/202

Leading Faculty: Roger Walker

Mission: Solve transportation related problems requiring real-time embedded systems, modeling and simulation, statistical analysis and instrumentation.

Human Centered Computing Laboratory (Heracleia)

Heracleia Human Centered Computing Laboratory

Location: ERB 313

Leading Faculty: Fillia Makedon

Mission: The mission of the Heracleia ( lab computational innovations in the areas of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Pervasive Computing, healthcare services for disabilities, data analytics for behavior monitoring applications, assistive robotics, and computer aided rehabilitation.

iSec: the Information Security Lab


Location: ERB 316

Leading Faculty: Jiang Ming

Mission: The Information Security Lab at UTA conducts research on building a secure computing environment in a hostile world. With an emphasis on software security and malware defense, we seek to develop techniques to find software vulnerabilities and defeat malicious software.

The Innovative Database and Information Systems Research Lab (IDIR)


Location: ERB 514

Leading Faculty: Chengkai Li

Mission: The IDIR Lab in the CSE Department of UT Arlington conducts research in big data management and mining, with current focus on building large-scale human-assisting and human-assisted data and information systems with high usability, low cost and applications for social good. In particular, we work on computational journalism, crowdsourcing and human computation, database exploration by ranking (top-k), skyline and preference queries, database testing, entity query, usability challenges in querying graph data, and Web data management.

Mining and Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Data Laboratory (MAST)

Location: ERB 514

Leading Faculty: Ramez Elmasri

Mission: The MAST Data Lab focuses on mining and analysis of spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal data. Spatio-temporal data is data associated with spatial locations that change over time, which may be slow-changing or rapidly changing (moving objects). Examples of such data include land use, storm tracking, vehicle and cell phone tracking, check-in data used for recommendations, population data, crime data, and fire/flood tracking. Such data typically has geographic (spatial) attributes that change over time. Our research is widespread across analysis, mining, indexing, modeling and storage of spatio-temporal data. Some of our recent research includes spatial location prediction of moving objects, recommendation systems, data integrity and integration, indexing and querying of moving objects, and storm tracking. We recently have introduced neural networks and deep learning methods in our research for better analysis and understanding of the data.

Scalable Modeling & Imaging & Learning Lab (SMILE)

Software Engineering Lab

Location: ERB 101

Leading Faculty: Junzhou Huang

Mission: In SMILE, we focus on developing scalable models and algorithms for data-intensive applications in high performance computing. In particular, we focus on advanced algorithms, software and systems for statistical learning, imaging informatics and computer vision. Our interest is to develop efficient algorithms with nice theoretical guarantees to solve practical problems involved large scale data.

Software Engineering Research Center (SERC)

Software Engineering Lab

Location: ERB 513

Leading Faculty: Christoph Csallner, David C. Kung, Yu Lei

Mission: The mission of the Software Engineering Research Center (SERC) is to conduct cutting-edge research in various areas of software engineering, including software design, specification, analysis, verification, and testing.

Vision-Learning-Mining Research Lab (VLM)

Vision-Learning-Mining Research Lab

Location: ERB 315

Leading Faculty: Vassilis Athitsos

Mission: The VLM lab is a research lab at the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the University of Texas at Arlington. At the VLM lab we are conducting research in the areas of computer vision, machine learning, and data mining. Areas of focus include sign language recognition, detection and tracking of complex shapes, large-scale multiclass recognition, and similarity-based retrieval and classification using large databases.

WIreless Networks and Systems Lab (WINS)

Wireless Networks and Systems Lab

Location: ERB100

Leading Faculty: Yonghe Liu

Mission: The WINS lab, directed by Dr. Yonghe Liu, focuses on challenging issues in wireless networks. The group's research spans both theoretical study and practical system design and development. Our current research projects include novel architecture for sensor networks, routing and buffer management for delay tolerant networks, networking issues in opportunistic networks, and mobile social networks.