Augmentative Technology for the Handicapped
Using computing technology to improve the quality of life of the disabled. Among the research projects and products under development are natural-voice talkers for the speech impaired, single-switch Internet surfing for quadriplegics, robotic wheelchairs, sensory systems to teach cause-and-effect to severely delayed children, tablet PCs that translate the uncharacteristic handwriting of people with spastic cerebral palsy (in conjunction with Microsoft Corp.), and a means to extend special-education class work to home-bound and hospital-bound children, among many other ideas. | Learn more »
Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
Networking architectures, protocols, network control and management issues, and performance evaluation. Convergence of computer communications and telecommunications in WDM optical networks, mobile/wireless networks, the Internet, and other technologies like ATM and parallel and distributed processing. Peer-to-peer alternatives to traditional client-server models, ubiquitous computing with location-based services at the application-program level, mining for patterns in wireless and web, performance analysis of component models in application servers, and adaptive interfaces for collaborative systems. | Learn more »
Computer Science Education
Curricular and pedagogic issues in the teaching of computer science, as well as related issues such as recruitment and retention of under-represented groups in the discipline. | Learn more »
Computer Security and Information Assurance
Cryptography, trust, privacy and information survivability issues such as threat modeling, intrusion detection, assessment and recovery in networked computers and wireless networks. Assessment of performance, reliability, availability, and security is a key step in the design, analysis, and redesign of computer systems. | Learn more »
Computer Vision and Information Visualization
Computational theories for contour image analysis of things such as technical drawings, architectural plans, maps, and even cartoons to enable such images to be used in human and computer interaction. Design of computer chips to register a central region with high detail while displaying a larger zone at lower resolution. Algorithms that permit variable resolution image sequences to be understood. Techniques for visualizing common data-structures such as graphs and multidimensional data sets, and visualizing molecular structures. | Learn more »
Theoretical and practical issues arising in modern data management, such as data integration, inconsistency resolution, queries with preferences, web services, and query processing and optimization. | Learn more »
High-Performance and Grid Computing, Cyberinfrastructure, and Computational Science
A main focus of computational science research within the department is the knowledge and techniques required to perform computer simulation. | Learn more »
Knowledge Representation, Computational Linguistics, and Cognitive Science
Knowledge Representation is a subarea of Artificial Intelligence concerned with understanding, designing, and implementing ways of representing and using information in computers to support human-level cognitive behavior. KR research at UB focusses on logic-based approaches that underlie natural-language use, reasoning, and rational acting. Computational Linguistics research in the department extends to investigations of computational approaches to general natural language processing, including understanding and generation. Departmental researchers are active participants in UB's Center for Cognitive Science, the interdisciplinary study of mind. | Learn more »
Medical Applications and Bioinformatics
Novel algorithms and techniques for automatic (or semi-automatic) analysis of biomedical images, medical evaluation, computer assisted surgery and diagnosis, and treatment planning. Algorithms and architectures for genomics, proteomics, and microarray analysis. | Learn more »
Multimedia Databases and Information Retrieval
Infrastructure for supporting large-scale, distributed multimedia libraries; efficient indexing, transmission, and networking. Intelligent multimedia content analysis and retrieval techniques. | Learn more »
Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, and Data Mining
Methods and algorithms for putting data objects into categories. Methods of programming in which the machine is programmed to learn from an incomplete set of examples. | Learn more »
Programming Languages and Software Systems
Languages that support high-level, declarative, and visual modeling of complex systems. Object-oriented modeling, constraint-based design, interactive program visualization, and domain-specific languages for applications in engineering and organizational modeling. | Learn more »
Theory and Algorithms
Methods and techniques for developing efficient algorithms, especially graph algorithms, parallel algorithms and architectures, graph drawing, computational geometry, and group testing algorithms. Obstacles to proving non-trivial lower bounds in complexity theory. Properties of complexity classes, with relationships between classes and with identification of properties of problems that affect their computational complexity. | Learn more »
VLSI and Computer Architecture
Circuits and systems design, systems on chip, testing, computer-aided design and synthesis. Design of computer systems to meet functional, cost, and performance requirements of applications. | Learn more »
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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