Matin Pirouz

Matin Pirouz is an instructor and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Her current research work is in big data analytics, deep learning, network analysis, and graph theory. She received a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. degree in Information Technologies from European Regional Educational Academy (EREA) in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Her M.S. research area was in network programming and security. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, she was an instructor at Cisco Networking Academy for about four years where she taught various entry, associate, and professional-level courses. In March 2013, Mrs. Pirouz Nia successfully passed the Instructor Trainer Qualification and has been holding instructor-level courses since then. During her time at Cisco Networking Academy, she was presented with several national and regional awards and she taught a few dozen instructors and over a hundred students. She is currently a researcher in Big Data Hub – ILAB at UNLV where she is conducting research on graph theory, particularly Personalized Page Ranks on weighted graphs and network analysis. Her current certifications include Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing &Switching, Cisco Certified Design Associate, and CompTIA Project+. As part of her Master’s dissertation, she developed a Linux-based program for UCom, one of the top ISPs of Armenia. The software was written on Tool Command Language (TCL) and AWK Languages and was a secure interface that monitored customers’ network quality on predefined intervals.

Frederick Harris, Jr

High Performance Computation and Visualization Lab Founded in 1996, the High Performance Computation and Visualization Laboratory performs research in the areas of bioinformatics, parallel computing, graphics, and the use of virtual reality to solve real-world problems. Our researchers consists primarily of graduate students and alumni of the University of Nevada, Reno who are actively developing improved ways to interface with and use existing virtual reality hardware and refining virtual reality application development. Brain Computation Lab Founded in 2001, the brain lab is a joint research center between the departments of Computer Science & Engineering, Medicine, Physiology & Cell Biology, and the program of Biomedical Engineering. It also has neurobiological collaborations with the Brain Mind Institute at the EPFL (Switzerland), the University of Cergy Pontoise (France), and the University of Bonn (Germany).

Our researchers consists primarily of undergraduate/graduate students and alumni of the University of Nevada, Reno. They are actively developing computational innovations to understand the physiological processes that give rise to neocortical memory, learning, and cognition. Our models and experiments help understand brain pathophysiology and create brain-like artificial intelligence and neural prosthetic devices.

Dilek Uz

Dr. Dilek Uz is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2016.

Evangelos Yfantis

Evangelos Yfantis is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His unmanned aerial expertise is in: digital video; video compression; pattern recognition; artificial intelligence; signal processing; statistics; database management; and file servers-network programming-digital communications-internet programming.

Sergiu Dascalu

Dascalu is an associate professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received a master’s degree in automated control and computers from the Polytechnic of Bucharest, Romania and his doctorate in computer science from Dalhousie University, Canada.  Dascalu is the director of the Software Engineering Laboratory (SOELA) at UNR and has served as PI or co-PI on various projects funded by federal agencies such as NSF, NASA, and ONR, as well as by industry organizations.  Dascalu has more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and has been involved in the organization of many international conferences and workshops, from which he received numerous recognitions.  Dascalu’s main research interests are in software engineering and human-computer interaction, particularly in software specification and design, software tools for scientific research, simulation environments and user interface design.