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CS Research

The computer science department at the University of Virginia attracts federal research support in excess of $6 million annually, with total external research funding of more than $7 million each year. In recent years, the department has brought in $11 million in sponsored research, $440,000 per faculty member who received funding.

In addition to excelling in traditional research areas within computer science, we believe that many important research challenges lie at the boundary of computer science and other disciplines.

With exceptional strength in experimental systems and applied research, our researchers are blazing new trails in many areas including:

Secure & dependable software systems Wireless sensor networks High-performance computing
Programming languages Medical record security Temperature-aware electronics
Embedded computing Fault analysis Computational biology
Software engineering Software assurance Graphics and grid computing

Research Projects by Areas


  • LAVA - Laboratory for Computer Architecture at Virginia
  • HotSpot - Multi-Granularity Thermal Modeling Tool
  • Rodinia

  • Bioinformatics

  • FASTA - Biological Sequence Comparison

  • Dependability

  • Helix - A Self-Regenerative Architecture
  • Dependability Research Group

  • High-performance computing

  • Center for Automata Processing
  • VCGR - Virginia Center for Grid Research
  • Grid Computing Group

  • Embedded Systems

  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Wireless Sensor Networks for Medical Applications
  • Wireless Health
  • Collision Detection and Recovery
  • Mobile-to-Mobile Mutation Routing
  • Calibration in Sensor Networks
  • Marionette - Embedded Wireless Debugging
  • Hood - Distributed Programming Abstraction
  • Semantic Streams
  • Calamari - Wireless Sensor Fields



  • Data Driven Graphics Appearance Models
  • Perspective Warp Resampling
  • Painting Interface for Modeling
  • Isoluminance Color Selection

  • Real-Time Systems

  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Wireless Sensor Networks for Medical Applications

  • Security

  • Helix - A Self-Regenerative Architecture
  • Crowdsourcing - Using Crowdsourcing to Enhance Crisis Management
  • Secure Mobile Computing
  • Relational Keyword Search - Evaluating Relational Keyword Search Systems

  • Links of Interest

    External Collections
    Technical Reports