Security Configuration Analytics, Security Metrics, Network Security, Network Diagnosis
Enterprise Integration, Information Privacy and Security, Electronic Commerce, and Computer integrated manufacturing.
Health Informatics, Clinical Information and Decision Support Systems, Data Warehousing, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Medical Imaging and Image Analysis
Complex Adaptive Systems/Simulation and Modeling, Health Informatics/Population Health, Data Mining/Analytics, Cognitive Science/Brain Informatics/Neuroeconomics
Collaborative Systems, Computational Support for the Arts, Creativity Support Tools, Rapid Prototyping
Human Computer Interaction, Usable Security and Privacy, Social Computing
Mary Lou’s research interests span a broad area of design and computing, specifically the study and development of novel interaction and communications technology, and models of design and creativity. Her research draws on and contributes to human-computer interaction, intelligent systems, computer-supported collaborative work, design science, and computational creativity. Her current research has a focus on developing social-computational models and new technology as we scale up from creativity enhancing human-computer interaction, through effective collaborative systems, to large-scale and highly motivating collective intelligence and crowdsourcing. Some highlights of her recent research are: developing models of motivation, innovation, and diversity in collective intelligence, designing tangible and immersive interaction environments and evaluating their impact on creative cognition; the design and study of virtual worlds for collaboration and education; and developing computational models of curiosity for extending the functionality of search and motivated reinforcement learning algorithms.
Information Privacy and Security, Access Control and Authentication, Usable Security and Privacy, Application Security
Collaborative Systems, Enterprise Integration
Algorithims and Complexity, Information Theory and Theory of Computation, Industrial Centric Applied Cryptography, Security and Privacy
Human Centered Computing, Virtual Agents and Speech Technologies
Intelligent Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Spatial Computing/GIS, Case-Based Reasoning