The goal of the VR laboratories is to introduce students to VR hardware, software, and to provide an opportunity for students to apply this knowledge to applications for training, education, and games. Both laboratories (VR hardware) and (VR software) apply cutting-edge technology currently available in academia and industry. In addition, the labs allow robotics experimentation and research in Multi-agent systems for evacuation. Current projects in the labs focus on evacuation simulation, way finding, modeling emergency scenarios, virtual museum, Multi-user gaming environments, and online VR classrooms.
Games + Mobile - Play, Learn, Live Lab
The core research efforts in the Games + Mobile lab are directed at understanding the design of mobile and gaming applications which support playing, learning, and living. We engage in activities that uncover interaction modes people use with technology in their daily lives. Our mission is to conduct experimental, exploratory, and field research involving human interactions with gaming and mobile technology. Current projects include the design and implementation of mobile applications to support Computer Science and Chemistry learning, mobile applications to promote green businesses in Maryland, and the study of gesture based interactions using the Microsoft Kinect motion sensor.
FTI-Cybersquad is a group dedicated to implementing secure coding practices into the curriculum at Bowie State University. Working with the Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security, the Cybersquad has worked with a number of secure coding tools contained within the SWAMP toolset. The team is currently working to teach entry level computer science students secure programming practices and how to utilize the SWAMP tools.
The Microautonous Systems and Technology (MAST) lab's goal is to perform enabling research and transition technology that will enhance warfighter's tactical situational awareness in urban and complex terrain by enabling the autonomous operation of a collaborative ensemble of multifunctional, mobile microsystems. The lab is a partnership with the Army Research Lab (ARL) in Adelphi, MD.
The Center for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies (C2ET) at Bowie State University provides educational, research and training opportunities in network and information security to both students and faculty. C2ET also engages in outreach to the broader community. It embodies the joint efforts of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Management Information Systems at BSU.