Assist UB Engineering's Department of Computer Science and Engineering in its goal to achieve preeminence in the areas of education, research and service.
The Council shall provide support and advice to the chair in the areas of, but not necessarily limited to:
Members of the Council will seek to strengthen ties between industry, the engineering community and CSE building upon the research and educational strengths of the Department. Together, under the direction of the chair and dean, council members will identify opportunities, generate resources, and use their knowledge and experience to assist the Department in developing professional engineers.
The members of the council shall be advocates for CSE in UB Engineering and the University, within their firms or organizations and industry at large. This advocacy will involve promoting the strengths and capabilities of the Department to enhance its national and international reputation in corporate and academic sectors. Advocacy will also involve providing leadership in identifying and seeking private sources of support from individuals, corporations and foundations. Advisory Council members shall support the Department with an annual financial commitment commensurate with their ability.
The Council is the executive advisory body within the Department. As such, it retains the support and a participatory commitment of both the chair and the Engineering dean.
Russ Agrusa is the Founder, President and CEO of Massachusetts-based ICONICS, (www.iconics.com), a world-leading software developer of open standards-based visualization, HMI / SCADA and enterprise solutions for manufacturing and building automation. With more than 250,000 installations worldwide, ICONICS counts 70 percent of Fortune 1,000 companies as its customers. Organizations such as Audi, Disney, Kuka Robotics, Ford, the Pentagon, American Axle, Poste Italiane, Microsoft and London's Heathrow airport depend on ICONICS products for their mission-critical operations.
He started ICONICS in 1986 to create off-the-shelf HMI and SCADA and Visualization software for factory automation. With over 30 years of experience in the development and management of HMI / SCADA and process control software for a wide variety of industries. Russ started his career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation designing software systems for Fossil and Nuclear Power Plant turbine control systems. He then worked at Foxboro Company leading the HMI development of the "IA" Distributed Control System. After Foxboro, Russ then worked at Analog devices to work on control software for real-time PC based applications.
Agrusa is the recipient of the University of Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences highest honor, the 2010 Dean's Award for Achievement for substantial contribution to the practice of engineering, applied sciences and for an exceptional professional career. He has served as a member of the University of Buffalo School Engineering Dean's Advisory Council, and Delta Society since 2005 and is a member of the open standards OPC Foundation Board of Directors. Argusa has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and has taken graduate classes in Computer Science from Boston University.
Girardi has more than 30 years' experience in the technology industry with expertise in product and marketing management, strategic planning, and business development. He came to SofTrek from IBM where he served as Global Brand Leader for IBM's Global Services Division, focusing on marketing strategy and world-wide marketing program development and execution. He has broad experience in technology product marketing, marketing program development and deployment, channel marketing planning and marketing communications. Before IBM, Girardi served as product marketing manager at ATTO Technology and as a marketing consultant with Intelligent Solutions.
A summa cum laude graduate from University at Buffalo's Computer Science department, he also attended UB's M.B.A. program with a concentration in marketing.
Pradeep has been working in the high-tech industry for more than 33 years. He cofounded Pramak, LLC (www.pramak.com) in 2011. Pramak provides consultation and development services in various high-tech areas. These include Cloud Computing, Internet of Things and System & Application development. Pramak counts several Fortune 500 and multinational companies and small/medium businesses as its clients. Prior to Pramak, Pradeep worked at Microsoft Corp for 17+ years where he served in several senior roles ranging from managing large teams to leading special projects to architecting and designing complex software services. During his time there, Pradeep shipped many technologies and services in various versions of Windows and participated in several senior committees to influence Microsoft's future direction and planning. Prior to Microsoft, Pradeep worked in Digital Equipment Corporation and Racal Milgo, Inc on a distributed database system and a network management system respectively. Earlier to that, Pradeep worked in the "Center For Applied Research in Electronics" in IIT Delhi, India on a high-tech defense and navigation system. Pradeep has an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from SUNY Buffalo, an MBA in International Business from University of Miami, and a BS in Electrical (Electronics) Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi, India. Pradeep has 49 granted patents in various technology areas.
Paul Buckley has been president of Applied Sciences Group since 1997, serving in engineering, operations management and strategic development areas. He has a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering and a master's degree in systems engineering from RPI. Prior to his employment at ASG, Buckley worked in the aerospace and telecommunications industries in various engineering and management capacities. He currently chairs the University at Buffalo's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Alumni Association and is the 2004 CEL Taylor Kew award recipient for entrepreneurial excellence. Buckley is a board member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, MedTech, and the CAT Grant Advisory Group for UB's Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics. When not immersed in his work he greatly enjoys amateur photographer, golf, cycling and an occasional Pinot Noir.
Dr. Biao Cheng, Director of Incubation, Microsoft Asia-Pacific Research and Development Group (ARD), is responsible for incubating new projects and landing new products in China. Dr. Cheng obtained his Ph.D. and Master degrees in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996 and 1993 respectively. Prior to that, he obtained Master and Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science from the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Wuhan University in 1989 and 1986 respectively. After Ph.D. graduation, he had worked in the Silicon Valley in California, USA for 15 years, worked at two startup companies and spent 10 years at Oracle Headquarters managing the development of Business Intelligence products. Dr. Cheng went back to China in 2010 and joined Microsoft ARD. Prior to his current role, he had managed the development of Microsoft Office education and mobile products, Office Application Platforms as Group Engineering Manager.
Roger E. Choplin worked for Oracle Corporation from 1985 to 2004 in both technical and executive capacities. Choplin last served as Vice President of Data and Systems Technologies, leading the developments in reliability, availability and scalability. Choplin also led key technical partnerships with such companies as Amazon, EBay, Fidelity Investments and Salesforce.com. As a founding member of Oracle's Unix Business Unit, Choplin was instrumental in Oracle's dominance on open systems platforms.
Choplin is currently acting as an independent consultant to various companies in the early startup stage, as well as technical consultant to venture capital firms and angel investors. Prior to joining Oracle, Choplin specialized in operating systems development.
Choplin received a bachelor's degree in computer science cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Sreenivas Gollapudi joined Google as a Research Scientist in January 2015. Prior to joining Google, he worked as a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research (Jul 2006 - Nov 2014) and Principal Member of Technical Staff in the distributed database group at Oracle (Jun 1996 - Apr 2005). His other industry experience included a brief stint as a Software Architect at Ebrary in their Advanced Technologies Group.
He obtained his B.Tech. from IIT Bombay and his PhD from The University at Buffalo. He is a holder of forty two US patents. His current research interests include web algorithms, algorithms for large data sets, and game theoretic approaches to problems inspired by emerging sharing economies.
Vinodh Gopal is a Principal Engineer at Intel, and a key architect for the compute acceleration strategy on Intel architecture processors. His pioneering work includes instruction-set extensions for x86 and architectural enhancements, in applications such as cryptography, integrity and compression over a wide range of products. As an example, he architected the AES encryption instructions on processors and drove software enablement into OpenSSL and Linux Kernels.
He leads development of optimized software implementations of critical algorithms. Previously he worked on System-on-chip products where he held lead hardware architect roles for many complex units. Prior to that he designed high-performance chip architectures such as DEC Alpha (ev7) and IA64 Itanium (Tukwila), focusing on execution units of the CPU Core. He has a proven track record of innovation: over 60 pending/filed patents, publications, several key awards (including IEEE best-paper award), managed many R&D projects with Universities, an MS (Computer Science) and is an IEEE Senior Member.
Dr. Kannan Govindarajan is Co-founder and VP of DxContinuum, a company that is focused on empowering the enterprise make better decisions quickly and easily. He served as Director, Strategy and Planning, for HP's $27B Enterprise Services business where he outlined the five-year vision for HP's IT business and drove the strategic plans for cloud offerings. He also served as Chief Technologist for HP's outsourcing business, managed the product marketing for HP's massively parallel data-warehousing platform, Neoview, started HP's services group at HP Labs, and served as architect of HP's pioneering web services product, E-Speak. Prior to joining HP, he was with Oracle, where he was responsible for parts of Oracle's Java infrastructure within the database. Kannan Govindarajan holds a bachelors degree in computer science from IIT Chennai, a masters from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a doctorate in computer science from the University at Buffalo.
Norman M. Hayes worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he served as design engineer on the world's first 32-bit microprocessor. He was also employed for Sun Microsystems as Senior Microprocessor Architect and later by Juniper Networks as Director of ASIC Engineering. He received his BSEE from the University at Buffalo and MSEE from Cornell University.
Hayes is actively involved with UB alumni activities that include serving as a charter member of EAS Delta Society and is a EAS building sponsor. He was born and raised in Tonawanda, NY and now resides in Sunnyvale, CA. His hobbies include ice hockey and sailing.
Bloomberg is the world's largest private data network designed to serve critical, time-sensitive financial applications. I lead the team that develops software systems to manage, configure and monitor Bloomberg data network in order to provide highest quality of service to Bloomberg products including Bloomberg Terminal, Electronic Trading & Enterprise Solutions businesses. These systems include high-volume, distributed systems with integration with various hardware and software vendor systems as well as customer networks. Bloomberg network is also a large content hosting solution with servers distributed globally. I develop algorithms and systems to deliver requested data from appropriate content servers to the consumer end points in the fastest and reliable way possible.
I also lead the team that develops systems to monitor Bloomberg FIX (Financial Information eXchange protocol) connectivity used by customers to trade financial securities with Bloomberg or other Brokers and Exchanges worldwide. My team also supports Bloomberg Feeds connectivity between exchanges and Bloomberg as well as between Bloomberg and customers.
I also lead efforts in the areas of automated software distribution and deployment to Bloomberg servers as well as to customers, manage router configurations and manage connectivity of customer applications.
Michael Kurdziel is Sr. Engineering Manager, Core Networking and Network Security Group, for Harris Corporation, Communications Systems Segment. He is recognized as a published industry authority in the Type 3 and Type 4 Information Assurance field and various Cyber Security technologies. Dr. Kurdziel has been a member of Harris Corporation's Communication Systems Segment technical staff since 1992. He holds Bachelor of Science (1986), Master of Science (1988) and Doctor of Philosophy (2001) Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He holds sixteen patents and has authored/coauthored over 25 publications all dealing with military communications applications. He has been a licensed "Professional Engineer" (License No. 069432) in the State of New York since 1992 and is PMP certified by the Professional Management Institute (PMI).
Sri-G leads a competency area at PARC focusing on predictive and prescriptive data analytics research for applications in healthcare and transportation. His many interests span data analytics, machine learning, human computer interaction, user experience design, and product and service innovation.
Sri-G began his research career focusing on Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and handwriting recognition. He has since led research and product development in a number of areas including analytics, pen computing, multimodal interfaces and human computation, at IBM Almaden Research Center, Narus Inc and HP Labs.
Dr. Madhvanath received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from SUNY at Buffalo, and a B.S. in Computer Science from IIT Bombay, India. He is the author of 80+ publications, 40+ pending and granted patents, and one W3C standard (InkML).
Sri-G is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, IEEE Senior Member, IAPR Life Member, and founding member of HCI India. He is the recipient of awards from the Wall Street Journal, NASSCOM and the Digital Empowerment Foundation for his contributions to novel technologies and product concepts relevant to emerging markets.
Dan Magnuszewski is a software/internet entrepreneur from Buffalo, NY, who's focused on building companies, while pushing to consolidate and grow the WNY tech and startup scene. His professional career started at M&T Bank where worked to develop their network monitoring systems. From there, he joined Synacor where he was a developer of their TV Everywhere platform, before leaving to freelance with startups and entrepreneurs. Currently, he is focused full time on a startup that is tackling data organization and search solutions for customers with big data issues. He has served as a tech mentor for UNYstartups.com and the Student Sandbox at the Syracuse Technology Garden. He is a co-organizer of the Buffalo OpenCoffee Club, and member of the WNY Computer Science Teachers Association (which promotes computer science education in grades K-12). He co-founded the WNY OpenData Working Group to make public data more accessible, promote open data, and push for government transparency. A current endeavour underway is consolidating the region's spattering of technology companies in an effort to build a technology corridor downtown. When away from the computer, Dan fills his time speedskating, running, drinking good coffee, and brewing beer. Find him on Twitter at: @magnachef
Brian M. Maouad founded Advance 2000 in 1990 shortly after graduating from the SUNY at Buffalo Electrical Engineering program. He self-funded all his ventures as he began Advance2000 from his basement in Amherst, NY as a build to order high performance workstation manufacturer. His main customers included Steve Jobs's NeXTSTEP Computer Company. Thereafter, he shifted the business to service the SMB market in numerous metropolitan cities with a focus on IT services. Today the Company continues to provide these traditional services while moving its customers to the Advance2000 Cloud &emdash; a set of self-funded "Green" Tier 3 datacenters. Advance 2000 employs nearly 120 and has revenue exceeding $50 Million. As a serial entrepreneur, in 2001 Brian co-founded Classifieds Plus, a leading business process outsourcer for the print media and acted as President and CIO. In 2007 Classifieds Plus's revenue exceeded $80 Million at which time Brian sold his interest and that same year founded Logistics Dynamics a freight management provider were he acts as Chairman and Head of the board with revenue greater than $30 Million. Brian is active in numerous charitable organizations and provides on-demand mentorship as he strongly believe that a CEO is first and foremost a Chief Educational Officer.
Sudip Nag is Vice President of Product & Operations Strategy at Nimsoft, Inc., where he is responsible for product portfolio, go-to-market and growth strategies. Previously, Sudip held executive roles at NetApp, Inc., including Head of Product Management for the Data Protection Software Business, and Global Leader for Sales Strategy and Transformation. Sudip also held management positions in marketing and business development at Cisco, and worked in strategy consulting at Marakon Associates, AT Kearney and Booz & Company. Sudip started his career as a software engineer at IBM's Enterprise Systems Division. Sudip holds an MBA from Wharton, an MS in computer science and engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Bachelor's in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Robert Ruocco serves as Vice President, Chief Technology Officer for BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. With more than 20 years of technology experience, Ruocco is responsible for establishing the health plan's technical vision and leading the company's technological development. Previously, Ruocco served as vice president, chief operating officer-information technology, for Healthfirst, where he maximized performance and service delivery for information services, reducing administrative costs and transforming healthcare delivery for the company. Ruocco earned a master's degree in science, information management from the Stevens Institute of Technology and a bachelor's of science from William Paterson University of New Jersey.
D. Sivakumar received his PhD in Computer Science from SUNY Buffalo in 1996. His research interests include a variety of topics in theoretical computer science, information retrieval and discovery on the Web, measurement and modeling for information systems. He has served on the faculty of CS at the University of Houston, and as a research scientist at the IBM Almaden Research Center, and at Google Research. He is currently a Senior Director at Yahoo! Labs, where he leads the Metrics group.
Dr. Zhaohui Zheng, UB CSE PhD'2008, is currently the Founder and CEO of Particle Media Inc., a Silicon Valley based high-tech startup dedicated for building next generation content distribution platform. Prior to Particle Media Inc., Dr. Zheng founded Yidian Inc. in Beijing around end of 2011 and has been its CEO until April 2015. He has built Yidian from the scratch into a billion dollar company and one of the top 3 news readers in China with more than 230M active users. Before he built the two startups, Dr. Zheng was the founding head of Yahoo! Labs in China and a key member of Yahoo Labs Leadership team. His lab is responsible for algorithm improvements on Yahoo's existing core products and science driven product innovations in the areas of search, media, advertising, and mobile. Even earlier, Dr. Zheng was senior director of Yahoo U.S. and head of relevance sciences in charge of Yahoo search relevance and content personalization worldwide. He received his bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua, Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences, and SUNY Buffalo respectively. He was certificated as Beijing high-calibrater talents from overseas and Beijing municipal government distinguished expert in 2012.
Tao Hong finished his Ph.D. of Computer Science in UB in 1995. Hong joined Baidu, the most popular search engine company in China, in early 2005. He is now a Senior Scientist in Baidu's Silicon Valley R&D Center.
During 1997-2004, he worked for Microsoft, AOL/Tegic, Sightward, and ID Analytics as Software Design Engineer, Senior Engineer, Architect and Senior Scientist. Before leaving Buffalo, he worked as a Research Scientist in CEDAR of UB from 1995 to 1997. His experience and interests include Sponsored Search/Computational Advertising, Search Engine/Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Data Mining/Predictive Modeling, and Pattern Recognition.
As Product Manager for Bloomberg NEXT I am proud that we completed our rollout on time and ahead of schedule in 2012.
More than 310,000 clients converted to Bloomberg NEXT over a 10 month period. NEXT is a major evolution of the Bloomberg Professional service (the Terminal) that consolidates and integrates its extensive data, news and analytics.
Bloomberg NEXT was the result of a multi-year design process conducted by Bloomberg Research & Development, a team of more than 3,000 technologists. The goal was to continue to facilitate user-productivity while making navigation more intuitive and enhance the customer experience.
CSE students gather in the Davis Atrium to demonstrate their semesterly capstone projects and current research projects.
Meet with current students, alumni, board members and company representatives. Come network, learn about our cutting edge research and outstanding academic programs, and meet our world-class faculty.
President Tripathi stops by to welcome our Fall 2016 incoming computer science grad students!
CSE faculty win awards at the 2015 SEAS Faculty Awards ceremony. Above: Qiao, Alphonce, Rudra, Ko. Below: Xu, Ren, Upadhyaya, Koutsonikolas, Gao.
Another shot of CSE faculty award winners at the 2015 SEAS Faculty Awards ceremony. Wu, Koutsonikolas, Xu, Ren, Upadhyaya, Rudra, Ko, Alphonce, Gao.
CSE undergrads demonstrate technology from the Center for Socially Relevant Computing (CSRC) to newly-accepted students and their parents at the CSE Open House on Saturday, March 23.
CSE graduate students and their faculty advisors present research posters in the Davis Atrium on March 7, 2013.
CSE and Management students compete in the Northeast Collegiate Cyberdefense Competition (NCCC) on Saturday, January 19. UB advanced to the next round of competition, to be held at the University of Maine in March.
UB's Center of Excellence in Information Systems, Assurance, Research, and Education (CEISARE) received a $1.6 million NSF grant to train students to protect the United States from cyberattacks. »
UB hosted Davis Hall's ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 12, 2012. Pictured (l to r) are: Kamlesh Tripathi, Margaret Jacobs, Jeremy Jacobs, Barbara Davis, Jack Davis, Rajan Batta, George Maziarz, and Harvey Stenger.
Pursuing work on document verification and identification, CSE researchers use machine-learning algorithms to study handwriting variability.
CSE professor Russ Miller is one of the authors of a program that can determine the structure of molecules as large as 2,000 atoms from X-ray diffraction patterns.
CSE professor Aidong Zhang is developing intelligent content-analysis programs to automatically analyze images, replacing human coding of semantic content.
This concept scheme shows Davis Hall, CSE's new $75M headquarters, viewed from the northwest. The edge of Ketter Hall is visible on the right, just east of Davis. UB held the ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 12, 2012.
A geometric algorithm developed by CSE professor Jinhui Xu configures a set of radiation beams to destroy brain tumors in a form of computer-aided surgery.
The CSE faculty includes NSF CAREER award holders; ACM, IEEE, and AAAI fellows; and editors of noteworthy journals.
CSE faculty work with researchers in chemistry, the life sciences, the pharmaceutical sciences, media study, geography, and many other disciplines.
This concept scheme shows Davis Hall, CSE's new $75M headquarters, viewed from the northeast. Ketter and Furnas Halls can be seen on the left, just south of the new building. We broke ground in April 2009.
CEDAR, a CSE-affiliated research center, developed the systems that postal agencies around the world use to automatically sort hand-addressed mail.
CSE's MultiStore Research Group is funded by a $1 million NSF grant for the development of high-performance online data-storage systems.
CSE faculty are major participants in the new $200 million Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics.
CSE faculty average some $4.5 million annually in research grants. Our research areas range from high-performance computing to data mining.
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