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Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering


Our faculty are actively involved in research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, bio-informatics, image and video processing, cybersecurity, and broadening participation in computing. Students have the opportunity to work on research at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

We also host research experiences for K-12 teachers, provide an immersive experience for computing teachers to understand the applications of computing in the broader research community. The knowledge they gain is transferable to the K-12 classroom to help inspire the next generation of computing students and professionals.

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Ramie fibers for Biopolymers and Marine-Friendly Plastics

Dr. Partha Sengupta, assistant teaching professor in the School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering at USM is leading a team of scientists who are part of the Inaugural Cohort of the Mississippi V-Quad Teams - a Mississippi Energy program for Innovation Clusters.

The Sengupta team’s project is titled: Ramie fibers for biopolymers and marine-friendly plastics. Sengupta points out that during his postdoctoral research on bio-based products in 2008 at North Dakota State University he learned about a plant named ramie that produces the world’s strongest natural fibers.

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2020 Journal Papers

  • A. Alsharif, M. Nabil, A. Sherif, M. Mahmoud and M. Song, "MDMS: Efficient and Privacy-Preserving Multidimension and Multisubset Data Collection for AMI Networks," in IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IF: 9.936), vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 10363-10374, Dec. 2019. 
  • M. Nabil, A. Sherif, M. Mahmoud, A. Alsharif and M. Abdallah, "Efficient and Privacy-Preserving Ridesharing Organization for Transferable and Non-Transferable Services," in IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (IF: 6.864), 2019.

2020 Juried/Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • F. Amsaad, A. Sherif, Dipal Halder, and Mohamed M. E. A. Mahmoud “Efficient and Privacy Aware Hardware-based Authentication Scheme for AMI Network”, IEEE SoutheastCon 2020, March 12 – 15, 2020 Raleigh, NC, USA.
  • M.S. Rana & A.H. Sung, "DeepfakeStack: A Deep Ensemble-based Learning Technique for Deepfake Detection," 2020 7th IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (CSCloud)/2020 6th IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing and Scalable Cloud (EdgeCom), New York City, August 2020, pp.70-75, doi: 10.1109/CSCloud-EdgeCom49738.2020.00021.
  • C. Gudla & A.H. Sung, “Moving Target Defense Application and Analysis in Software-Defined Networking,”  IEMCON 2020 (The 11th Annual IEEE Information Technology, electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, November 4-7, Vancouver).
  • Andrew Sung, “Multimedia forensics: Image, Audio, Video,” Keynote Speech, ICAIP 2020 (4th International Conference on Advances in Image Processing, Nov. 13-15, Chengdu, China)    I took the opportunity to also let PhD student M.S. Rana talk about his research on Deepfake detection.
  • Monica McGill, Sarah Lee, Litany Lineberry (2021) Piloting the Air Force JROTC Cyber Academy for High School Students. 2021 SIGCSE Technical Symposium.

2020 Other Publications and Presentations.

  • M. Baza, M. Pazos-Revilla, A. Sherif, M. Nabil, A. ALjohani, M. Mahmoud, W. Alasmary, " Privacy-preserving and Collusion-Resistant Charging Coordination Schemes for Smart Grids," IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, accepted December 2020.
  • Mohamed Elsersy, A. Sherif, Ashraf Darwish, Abu Ella Hassanien, "Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies for Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic: Innovative Approaches", chapter published by Springer, accepted 2020.

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School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering

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118 College Dr. #5106
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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