Research Overview

At the heart of any research university’s mission is the creation and sharing of knowledge, and at UNCG we take both the “creation” and “sharing” part very seriously. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching regularly reviews and classifies all educational institions in the U.S., and has designated UNCG as a “High Research Activity” doctoral university — while UNC Chapel Hill and NC State University are classified with the higher “Very High Research Activity” label, only one other public university in North Carolina has achieved the High Research Activity level of UNCG.

In the Department of Computer Science, our faculty are dedicated to advancing the field of Computer Science and involving our students in the excitment of discovery that is inherrent in our research activities. Our research is well-supported by external research funding: In the 2009-2010 academic year, we received a little over $720,000 in external funding — with only 7 tenured and tenure-track faculty, this puts us 2nd in per-capita funding of the 22 departments in the College.

All tenured and tenure-track faculty are active in research, publish regularly in leading journals and conferences, and our faculty includes researchers who are internationally recognized for the quality of their work. Research strengths include many core areas of computer science, including algorithms, artificial intelligence, cryptography, database systems, networking, security, and theory of computing. For more information on individual faculty research, see individual faculty research profiles and our list of departmental research labs.