The Department of Computer Science has an accredited undergraduate program that offers specialized ‘tracks’ of study in key areas. Undergraduates are prepared by graduation for pursuing a computing career or for graduate study. Our active corporate partners program offers internships and permanent employment to our students. Students are encouraged to participate in research experiences during their studies. Capstone courses provide significant team project experiences. The graduate program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, emphasizing thesis work both at the main campus in Blacksburg and at the Northern Virginia Center. About two-thirds of the graduate students are pursuing the Ph.D. degree. The faculty, among whom there are 12 NSF or DOE CAREER Award winners, are active researchers who are visible contributors to the profession and have achieved significant honors.

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  • Cyber War Game in Temporal Networks 

    Cho, Jin-Hee; Gao, Jianxi (PLOS, 2016-02-09)
    In a cyber war game where a network is fully distributed and characterized by resource constraints and high dynamics, attackers or defenders often face a situation that may require optimal strategies to win the game with ...
  • Transcriptomic Analysis of Hepatic Cells in Multicellular Organotypic Liver Models 

    Tegge, Allison N.; Rodrigues, Richard R.; Larkin, Adam L.; Vu, Lucas; Murali, T. M.; Rajagopalan, Padmavathy (Springer Nature, 2018-07-27)
    Liver homeostasis requires the presence of both parenchymal and non-parenchymal cells (NPCs). However, systems biology studies of the liver have primarily focused on hepatocytes. Using an organotypic three-dimensional (3D) ...
  • A Hybrid Model for Role-related User Classification on Twitter 

    Li, Liuqing; Song, Ziqian; Zhang, Xuan; Fox, Edward (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-15)
    To aid a variety of research studies, we propose TWIROLE, a hybrid model for role-related user classification on Twitter, which detects male-related, female-related, and brand-related (i.e., organization or institution) ...
  • EpiViewer: an epidemiological application for exploring time series data 

    Thorve, Swapna; Wilson, Mandy L.; Lewis, Bryan L.; Swarup, Samarth; Vullikanti, Anil Kumar S.; Marathe, Madhav V. (2018-11-22)
    Abstract Background Visualization plays an important role in epidemic time series analysis and forecasting. Viewing time series data plotted on a graph can help researchers ...
  • Computer Science Newsletter, Fall 2013/Spring 2014 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2014-10-17)
    This biannual newsletter updates alumni, friends, students, and faculty on news and activities in the Department of Computer Science.
  • Computer Science Newsletter, Summer 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-09-09)
    This biannual newsletter updates alumni, friends, students, and faculty on news and activities in the Department of Computer Science.
  • Computer Science Newsletter, Summer 2011 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2011-08-24)
    This biannual newsletter updates alumni, friends, students, and faculty on news and activities in the Department of Computer Science.
  • Computer Science Newsletter, Winter 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-05-01)
    This biannual newsletter updates alumni, friends, students, and faculty on news and activities in the Department of Computer Science.
  • Computer Science Newsletter, Winter 2012 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012-03-12)
    This biannual newsletter updates alumni, friends, students, and faculty on news and activities in the Department of Computer Science.
  • Computer Science Newsletter, Summer 2012 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012-08-22)
    This biannual newsletter updates alumni, friends, students, and faculty on news and activities in the Department of Computer Science.
  • Burst of Young Retrogenes and Independent Retrogene Formation in Mammals 

    Pan, Deng; Zhang, Liqing (PLOS, 2009-03-27)
    Retroposition and retrogenes gain increasing attention as recent studies show that they play an important role in human new gene formation. Here we examined the patterns of retrogene distribution in 8 mammalian genomes ...
  • An Atlas of the Speed of Copy Number Changes in Animal Gene Families and Its Implications 

    Pan, Deng; Zhang, Liqing (PLOS, 2009-10-23)
    The notion that gene duplications generating new genes and functions is commonly accepted in evolutionary biology. However, this assumption is more speculative from theory rather than well proven in genome-wide studies. ...
  • Discovering Networks of Perturbed Biological Processes in Hepatocyte Cultures 

    Lasher, Christopher D.; Rajagopalan, Padmavathy; Murali, T. M. (PLOS, 2011-01-05)
    The liver plays a vital role in glucose homeostasis, the synthesis of bile acids and the detoxification of foreign substances. Liver culture systems are widely used to test adverse effects of drugs and environmental ...
  • Prediction of Disease and Phenotype Associations from Genome-Wide Association Studies 

    Lewis, Stephanie N.; Nsoesie, Elaine; Weeks, Charles; Qiao, Dan; Zhang, Liqing (PLOS, 2011-11-04)
    Background Genome wide association studies (GWAS) have proven useful as a method for identifying genetic variations associated with diseases. In this study, we analyzed GWAS data for 61 diseases and phenotypes to elucidate ...
  • User-elicited dual-hand interactions for manipulating 3D objects in virtual reality environments 

    Nanjappan, Vijayakumar; Liang, Hai-Ning; Lu, Feiyu; Papangelis, Konstantinos; Yue, Yong; Man, Ka L (2018-10-29)
    Abstract Virtual reality technologies (VR) have advanced rapidly in the last few years. Prime examples include the Oculus RIFT and HTC Vive that are both head-worn/mounted displays (HMDs). VR HMDs enable a ...
  • Connecting the Dots between PubMed Abstracts 

    Hossain, M. Shahriar; Gresock, Joseph; Edmonds, Yvette; Helm, Richard; Potts, Malcolm; Ramakrishnan, Naren (PLOS, 2012-01-03)
    Background There are now a multitude of articles published in a diversity of journals providing information about genes, proteins, pathways, and diseases. Each article investigates subsets of a biological process, but ...
  • A Partition Function Approximation Using Elementary Symmetric Functions 

    Anandakrishnan, Ramu (PLOS, 2012-12-12)
    In statistical mechanics, the canonical partition function can be used to compute equilibrium properties of a physical system. Calculating however, is in general computationally intractable, since the computation scales ...
  • Point Charges Optimally Placed to Represent the Multipole Expansion of Charge Distributions 

    Anandakrishnan, Ramu; Baker, Charles; Izadi, Saeed; Onufriev, Alexey V. (PLOS, 2013-07-04)
    We propose an approach for approximating electrostatic charge distributions with a small number of point charges to optimally represent the original charge distribution. By construction, the proposed optimal point charge ...
  • Network Effects of Risk Behavior Change Following Prophylactic Interventions 

    Rajaraman, Rajmohan; Sun, Zhifeng; Sundaram, Ravi; Vullikanti, Anil Kumar S. (PLOS, 2013-08-01)
    We formulated a network-based model to understand how risk behavior change in conjunction with failure of prophylactic interventions can lead to unintended outcomes where “less (intervention) is more (effective).” Our model ...
  • What to know before forecasting the flu 

    Chakraborty, Prithwish; Lewis, Bryan; Eubank, Stephen; Brownstein, John S.; Marathe, Madhav; Ramakrishnan, Naren (PLOS, 2018-10-12)
    Accurate and timely influenza (flu) forecasting has gained significant traction in recent times. If done well, such forecasting can aid in deploying effective public health measures. Unlike other statistical or machine ...

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