Graduate Research

The Department of Computer Science is passionate about involving students at every level in its research. We are proud to say that we have many graduate students who do research with our faculty members. The department would be pleased to add additional papers and presentations to this list, regardless of the year. Please send us the citation for your paper/presentation using this link. It will then be added to this website.

Below are papers and presentations made by graduate students this past academic year.

AY 2021-2022

Ayca Aygun, PhD student, presented “Cognitive Workload Assessment via Eye Gaze and EEG in an Interactive Multi-Modal Driving Task”, co-authored by Boyang Lyu, Thuan Nyugen, Zachary Haga, Professor Shuchin Aeron, and Professor Matthias Scheutz at the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI Nov 2022).

Patrick Feeney, PhD student, presentedNovelCraft: A Dataset for Novelty Detection and Discovery in Open Worlds”, co-authored by Sarah Schneider, Panagiotis Lymperopoulos, Professor Liping Liu, Professor Matthias Scheutz, and Professor Michael C. Hughes. Preprint Link:

Andrei Gonczi, PhD candidate, presented “Reconfiguration of Polygonal Subdivisions via Recombination”, co-authored by Hugo A. Akitaya, Professor Diane L. Souvaine, Professor Csaba D. Tóth, and Thomas Weighil at the 2022 International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming, Workshop on Combinatorial Reconfiguration (ICALP July 2022).

Carson Powers, PhD student, presented "WiP: Where's Eve? Evaluating Student Threat Modeling Performance and Perceptions", co-authored by Nickolas Gravel, Maxwell Mitchell, and Professor Daniel Votipka at the 8th Workshop on Security Information Workers (August 2022)

Sarah Radway, PhD student, presented "Differential Privacy and Swapping: Examining De-Identification's Impact on Minority Representation and Privacy Preservation in the US Census”, co-authored by Miranda Christ and Steve M. Bellovin at the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (May 2022).

Sarah Radway, PhD student, presented “Counting Kindergarteners: De-Identification’s Impact on Student Representation”, co-authored by Miranda Christ at National Academies Committee on National Statistics 2020 Census Data Products Workshop (June 2022).

Other Publications

Journal Papers

Nicholas Rabb, PhD candidate, published “Cognitive Cascades: How to Model (and Potentially Counter) the Spread of Fake News”, co-authored by Professor Lenore Cowen, Professor Jan P. de Ruiter, and Professor Matthias Scheutz in PLOS One, Jan 7, 2022.

Muhammad Umair, PhD student, published “GailBot: An automatic transcription system for Conversation Analysis”, co-authored by Julia Beret Mertens, Saul Albert, and Professor J.P de Ruiter in Dialogue and Discourse, Vol. 13 No.1 (2022)