Current Research Paper Topics In Computer Science

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Allen School faculty and students are among the most prolific contributors of award papers to major conferences in our field. Our graduate program alumni go on to be leaders in industry and academia, and our undergraduates — most of whom participate in faculty-supervised research — power industry-leading companies and populate the nation’s most prestigious graduate programs.

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In the News

  • The Phone Charger of the Future Will Go Pew Pew, Wired, 2/23/18 More stories
  • DNA Data Storage Gets Random Access, IEEE Spectrum, 2/20/18 More stories
  • How DNA could store all the world's data in a semi-trailer, Financial Times, 2/4/18
  • DARPA Wants to Build an Image Search Engine Out of DNA, Wired, 1/24/18
  • UW researchers "MERGE" machine learning and medicine to enable targeted treatment of cancer, Allen School News, 1/5/18
  • UW students teach Alexa to have a little chat with us, Seattle Times, 11/28/17
  • Siddhartha Srinivasa and Tao Xie named Fellows of the IEEE, Allen School News, 11/22/17
  • University of Washington's computer science clout on full display at annual student showcase, GeekWire, 11/16/17
  • Robotics expert moves entire team to University of Washington, including famous Oreo-cracking robot, GeekWire, 11/16/17
  • Your Next Password May Be Stored in Your Shirt Cuff, MIT Technology Review, 10/31/17 More stories
  • Who Is Thinking About Security and Privacy for Augmented Reality?, MIT Technology Review, 10/19/17
  • Professor Jennifer Mankoff Recognized with GVU Impact Award, Allen School News, 10/18/17
  • It Takes Just $1,000 to Track Someone's Location with Mobile Ads, Wired, 10/18/17 More stories
  • Smartphones Are Changing Medical Care in Some Surprising Ways, NBC MACH, 10/13/17
  • How the 'Internet of Things' Will Change Everything, NBC MACH, 10/6/17
  • Allen School and AWS team up on new NNVM compiler for deep learning frameworks, Allen School News, 10/6/17
  • In 1,000 Years, This Recording Of Miles David Preserved In DNA Will Still Be Perfect, Fast Company, 10/5/17
  • Nvidia to open robotics lab near University of Washington, expanding Seattle-area footprint, GeekWire, 10/5/17
  • A clever way to transmit data on the cheap, The Economist, 9/13/17 More stories
  • Jeffrey Heer wins IEEE Visualization Technical Achievement Award, Allen School News, 9/12/17
  • Securing the Fourth Estate: What the Panama Papers and Confidante reveal about journalists' needs and practices, Allen School News, 9/11/17
  • UW's Sounding Board names a finalist for $2.5 million Amazon Alexa Prize, Allen School News, 9/1/17
  • Allen School's open-source TVM framework bridges the gap between deep learning and hardware innovation, Allen School News, 8/17/17
  • 35 Innovators Under 35: Franziska Roesner, University of Washington, MIT Technology Review, 8/16/17
  • Malware Stored in Synthetic DNA Can Take Over a PC, Researchers Find, The Wall Street Journal, 8/10/17 More stories
  • Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA, Wired, 8/10/17
  • Storing Data in DNA Brings Nature into the Digital Universe, Scientific American, 7/29/17
  • Domino effect: UW and Microsoft researchers use spatial organization to build DNA computers, Allen School News, 7/26/17
  • The Technology That Will Make It Impossible for You to Believe What You See, The Atlantic, 7/11/17 More stories
  • This cell phone can make calls even without a battery, Wired, 6/28/17
  • Allen School set to amplify UW's leadership in human-computer interaction with new hires Jennifer Mankoff and Jon Froehlich, Allen School News, 6/28/17
  • Researchers use ridesharing cars to sniff out a secret spying tool, Wired, 6/2/17 More stories
  • Allen School's Jeffrey Heer wins ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, Allen School News, 5/3/17
  • Video Games Help Model Brain's Neurons, New York Times, 4/24/17
  • Six Allen School faculty members win NSF CAREER Awards, Allen School News, 4/18/17
  • Allen School's Tom Anderson elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Allen School News, 4/13/17
  • Apple's Turi acquisition funds new $1M UW professorship in AI and machine learning, GeekWire, 2/23/17
  • Learning to love our robot co-workers, New York Times Magazine, 2/23/17
  • UW 'genius' Shwetak Patel works on health monitoring apps for Senosis startup, GeekWire, 2/17/17
  • AccessMap finds routes that avoid common pitfalls for those with limited mobility, TechCrunch, 2/1/17
  • Jeeva Wireless, founded by UW researchers, raises $1.2M to develop 'breakthrough' passive Wi-Fi system, GeekWire, 1/30/17
  • Senior faculty hires Sidd Srinivasa and Michael Taylor set to advance UW's leadership in robotics and computer engineering research, CSE News, 1/17/17
  • Geek of the Week: UW Ph.D. student Irene Zhang has big ideas to make life easier for programmers, GeekWire, 12/16/16
  • Shwetak Patel named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, CSE News, 12/8/16
  • Direct brain stimulation lets gamers play blind, New Atlas, 12/6/16
  • Is DNA the Future of Data Storage?, Wall Street Journal, 10/25/16
  • This Contact Lens Will Kick-Start the Internet of Disposable Things, MIT Technology Review, 10/19/16
  • Can Passwords Be Sent Through the Human Body?, Wall Street Journal, 10/7/16
  • From digital to biological: Why the future of storage is all about DNA, ZDNet, 9/23/16
  • 10 Scientists to Watch: Shayan Oveis Gharan finds the shortest route to success, Science News, 9/21/16
  • A Lesson of Tesla Crashes? Computer Vision Can't Do It All Yet, The New York Times, 9/19/16
  • Have stencil, will lift, ASCR Discovery, September 2016
  • How DNA could store all the world's data, Nature, 8/31/16
  • Devices could recycle radio waves instead of transmitting them with new ‘interscatter’ technique, TechCrunch, 8/17/16 More stories
  • They really are watching you: web tracking surges with online ads, USA Today, 8/16/16 More stories
  • Shyam Gollakota in the Brilliant 10: The Man Who Powers Devices with Wi-Fi, Popular Science, 8/11/16
  • The Robot You Want Most Is Far from Reality, MIT Technology Review, 8/10/16
  • Apple acquires Turi in major exit for Seattle-based machine learning and AI startup, GeekWire, 8/5/16
  • RFID tag maker Impinj prices IPO at $14, shares soar in rare public offering, GeekWire, 7/21/16 More stories
  • This amazing search engine automatically face-swaps you into your image results, TechCrunch, 7/21/16 More stories
  • Researchers stored an OK Go music video on strands of DNA, Mashable, 7/7/16 More stories
  • The Ultimate Facial-Recognition Algorithm, The Atlantic, 6/28/16 More stories
  • Students demonstrate their HoloLens apps after a quarter of VR and AR design, TechCrunch, 6/10/16
  • Tech Turns to Biology as Data Storage Needs Explode, Scientific American, 5/31/16
  • Intelligent water: New $40M Phyn joint venture taps UW tech expertise with Seattle R&D lab, GeekWire, 5/26/16

Media Releases

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2017

  • In first, 3-D printed objects connect to WiFi without electronics
  • UW students win Amazon's inaugural Alexa Prize for most engaging socialbot
  • New tool quantifies power imbalance between female and male characters in Hollywood movie scripts
  • How to store information in your clothes invisibly, without electronics
  • For $1000, anyone can purchase online ads to track your location and app use
  • UW team shatters long-range communication barrier for devices that consume almost no power
  • PupilScreen aims to allow parents, coaches, medics to detect concussion, brain injuries with a smartphone
  • New app could use smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer
  • Computer scientists use music to covertly track body movements, activity
  • DNA sequencing tool lack robust protections against cybersecurity risks
  • Lip-syncing Obama: New tools turn audio clips into realistic video
  • First battery-free cellphone makes calls by harvesting ambient power
  • Catching the IMSI-catchers: SeaGlass brings transparency to cell phone surveillance
  • Kids, parents alike worried about privacy with internet-connected toys
  • Period tracking apps failing users in basic ways, study finds
  • Food photos help Instagram users with healthy eating
  • Scientific discovery game significantly speeds up neuroscience research process
  • Two UW faculty named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • $50M endowment establishes the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington
  • Singing posters and talking shirts: UW engineers turn everyday objects into FM radio stations
  • UW CSE announces the Guestrin Endowed Professorship in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Three UW scientists awarded Sloan Fellowships for early-career research
  • New route-finding map lets Seattle pedestrians avoid hills, construction, accessibility barriers
  • Two UW professors win Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

2016

  • No peeking: Humans play computer game using only direct brain stimulation
  • What makes Bach sound like Bach? New dataset teaches algorithms classical music
  • Secure passwords can be sent through your body, instead of air
  • HemaApp screens for anemia, blood conditions without needle sticks
  • Interscatter communication enables first-ever implanted devices, smart contact lenses, credit cards that ‘talk’ Wi-Fi
  • Unearthing trackers of the past: UW computer scientists reveal the history of third-party web tracking
  • Imaging software predicts how you look with different hair styles, colors, appearances
  • UW, Microsoft researchers break record for DNA data storage
  • How well do facial recognition algorithms cope with a million strangers?
  • UW-led team awarded $1M bioelectronics innovation prize
  • Paper gets ‘smart’ with drawn-on, stenciled sensor tags
  • This five-fingered robot hand learns to get a grip on its own
  • New health sensing tool measures lung function over a phone call, from anywhere in the world
  • UW team stores digital images in DNA — and retrieves them perfectly
  • Smartwatches can now track your finger in mid-air using sonar
  • UW engineers achieve Wi-Fi at 10,000 times lower power
  • Three UW professors win Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
  • UW computer scientists to make financial products better and more available for the poor

2015

20 Computer Science Term Paper Topics You Should Explore


Being a student in the field of computer science comes with its attendant academic activities ranging from essays to term papers. Computer science is a unique field and as such, it is not easy coming up with topics for academic papers. Even after a topic is chosen, you are then subjected to the stressful process of sourcing for reliable information and statistics, get the sourced information organized into coherent content, writing and finally, editing and submitting the paper. Now let’s get the first hurdle out of the way – coming up with topics.

Listed below are a few topics that can get you started on your computer science term paper. They are:

  • The fears about artificial intelligence – Are they justified?
  • What is the role of artificial intelligence in space exploration?
  • Acceptable forms of behaviour and morality – How did the internet change its perception?
  • The impact of computer science on methods of learning – The story so far
  • Evolving technology – Is it now all in the size? Mobile devices and TV sets as case studies
  • The internet and morality – Pornography as a case study
  • Artificial intelligence researches – To fund or not to fund
  • Human dependence on technology – How extreme is “extreme”?
  • A list of the most important technologies in human history and their effectiveness
  • Social media and the first world countries – Helping or creating issues?
  • The negative and positive sides of evolving technology
  • Technology – What impact has it had on traditional means of interactions
  • Time travel and computer science – Examining the relationship
  • Video game technologies development – Should government fund development?
  • Social media and the third world countries – The story so far
  • What is the role of computer science in genetic altering of children?
  • Is time travel mutually exclusive to computer science?
  • Computer science and evolvement of work-from-home opportunities – What the future holds
  • Implantation of computer chips and recovery of stray pets – Should it be taken a step further?
  • Computer science and sequencing of human genes – How it all started

Who is still dragging their foot in coming up with topics for their computer science term paper? All you need to do now is make a choice of topic that interests you, carry out the necessary research needed to gather enough vital information and start writing. With any of the above topics, you are sure to create an interesting and highly informative academic paper. Go ahead and impress your tutor.

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