Computer Science

Research Labs

PolySec Lab

The education goal of this lab is to develop and implement a well-balanced curriculum in information assurance, security and forensics based on ACM Computer Science Curriculum 2013 and NSA/CSS Cyber Ops program. Research activities focus on cognitive cyber securty solutions based on psychology, physiology and neuroscience as well as assessing and addressing security vulnerabilities in emerging technologies. CPP has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE-IA/CD) Education for academic years 2014-2021 by NSA/DHS. We have received an NSF Cyber Corps Scholarship for Service grant from 2015-2021 to support our cyber security students and train them to protect critical national infrastructure from cyber threats. We are also supported by many other corporations and national labs. Please contact Dr. Husain for more information.

Computational Intelligence Lab

This lab supports Dr. Ji's research and teaching in data intelligence and high-performance computing. His research is focused on develping efficient and scalable computational algorithms for machine learning and computer vision applications. This lab also helps the CS students gain practical skills and experience through hands-on projects related to data intelligence. The lab is currently equipped with a multi-camera array and depth sensors for capturing 3D image data and GPU workstations for efficient data processing and mining. Please contact Dr. Ji for more information.


The Human-centered, Adaptive, and Personalized Information Interaction Lab (HAPII) supports Dr. Steichen's research in novel solutions that aim to understand and support each individual user through Personalization. We apply these techinques and solutions across a range of information access applications, including personalized web search, adaptive information visualization, and intelligent user interfaces. The HAPII lab uses state-of-the-art usability and user experience research equipment, including eye trackers and other physiological sensors. This enables us to perform detailed experiments and analyses of natural user behaviors and experiences. Please contact Dr. Steichen for more information.

Intelligent Robotics Lab

This lab supports Dr. Tang's research and teaching in robotics and artificial intelligence. Her research is focused on multi-robot systems, unmaned systems, machine learning and educational robotics. This lab is currently equipped with Lego Mindstorm ev 3 robots, iRobot Create with several specialized sensors (URG lidar, webcams) that provide a reasonable set of sensors and motors for both research and teaching. It facilitates CS students with a practical environment to apply their knowledge learned in class on embodied intelligent systems. They have also been used in outreach activities in summer camps. Please contact Dr. Tang for more information.

High Performance Computing (HPC) Center

Cal Poly Pomona HPC supports research and instruction across the campus. The cluster currently includes a total of two DL360 management nodes, 20 DL160 compute ondes and 4 GPU nodes with a total of 8 Tesla P100 GPUs. It has been used to support several CS courses such as Machine Learning, and Parallel and Distributed Computing. It has also been used to support CS research in Machine Learning, Data Science, etc. The IT department provides the necessary technical support for faculty and students. 

CALSys Lab

The Cyber Adaptive Learning Systems Laboratory (CALSys Lab) supports Dr. Marin's research on proactive cyber-threat intelligence; the effective combination of machine learning, social network analysis, and cybersecurity to predict emerging cyber-threats. Research activities focus on continuously mining and classifying malicious hacker data from the darkweb, and use this information to identify key-hackers, extract hacker network topology, uncover hacker communities based on expertise, predict software vulnerability exploitation, detect 0-day exploits, anticipate malicious viral cascades, and other intelligent data-driven tasks that directly contribute to a less reactive and a more proactive cyber-defense. Please, visit the CALSys Lab website or contact Dr. Marin for more information.