The Department of Computer Science and Statistics supports the work of scholars and students who are adept in taking an agile, interdisciplinary approach to solving problems. As our department encompasses both computer science and statistics, the areas of research specialization are wide-ranging.

In computer science, they cover the areas of algorithms, accessibility, computer algebra, computational biology, CS education, computer vision, cyber security, data science/machine learning, databases, digital forensics, human-computer interaction, gaming, programming languages, and simulation.

In statistics, these research interests include adaptive statistical methods, sequential statistics, Bayesian optimal experimental designs, statistical decision theory, statistical analysis of networks, multivariate statistical learning, longitudinal modeling, missing data, online-updating big data, survival analysis, computational statistics, latent class modeling, statistical genetics, and space time data analysis.

Research Labs

For books, journal and conference papers, please see the individual faculty pages.
For 2023 research lightning talks, view the 2023 Lightning Talk Slides from October 27.

Undergraduate Research

Many faculty members in the Department of Computer Science and Statistics work on substantial research projects with undergraduate students. The undergraduate research page provides a sample of the types of projects of current undergraduate research.

undergraduate research


Spotlight Undergraduates

  • Timothy Colaneri - Can you tell us a little bit about your background, other interests, hobbies, etc? I am a lifelong resident of Newport, RI and commute to campus. I am a non-traditional student born in 1985. I transferred to URI after having finished the AS computer science program at CCRI. Inside of academics, my interests lie in […]