Malcolm Dcosta

Malcolm  Dcosta

Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science
101  E.V. Wilkins Academic Computing Center
Campus Box 951
Phone: (252)335-3533
Fax: (252)335-3487



Dr. Malcolm Dcosta is an assistant professor of computer science in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science. His research interests include studying human behavior in challenging and stressful conditions by measuring and monitoring physiology. Other interests include data analysis, machine learning and computer-human interaction.


Ph.D. Computer Science (University of Houston, Houston, TX)
M.S. Computer Science (University of Houston, Houston, TX)
B.S. Computer Engineering (University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India)


A multimodal Dataset for Various Forms of Distracted Driving. S. Taamneh, P. Tsiamyrtzis, M. Dcosta, P. Buddharaju, A. Khatri, M. Manser, T. Ferris, R. Wunderlich, and I. Pavlidis. Scientific Dara, Vol 4, Aug 2017. [Impact Factor 4.836]

Dissecting Driver Behaviors Under Cognitive, Emotional, Sensorimotor, and Mixed Stressors. I. Pavlidis, M. Dcosta, S. Taamneh, M. Manser, T. Ferris, R. Wunderlich, E. Alkeman and P. Tsiamyrtzis. Scientific Reports, Vol 6, May 2016. [Impact Factor 4.259]

Delineating the Operational Envelop of Mobile and Conventional EDA Sensing on Key Body Locations. P. Tsiamyrtzis, M. Dcosta, D. Shastri, E. Prasad, and I. Pavlidis. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), May 7-12, 2016, San Jose, California. [Acceptance Rate: 23%]

Evaluating Smartphone-Based User Interface Design for a 2D Psychological Questionnaire. M. Ugur, D. Shastri, P. Tsiamyrtzis, M. Dcosta, A. Kalpakci, C. Sharp, and I. Pavlidis. Proceedings of the ACM Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, September 7-11, 2015. [Acceptance Rate: 22%]

Perinasal Indicators of Deceptive Behavior. M. Dcosta, D. Shastri, R. Vilalta, J.K. Burgoon, and I. Pavlidis. IEEE Conference of Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, May 4-8, 2015. Ljubljana, Slovenia. [Acceptance Rate: 14%]