Welcome to the Computer Science and Engineering Department (CSE) at the University at Buffalo. As Chair of CSE, I would like to share with you some highlights of our department – our world class faculty and research centers, flexible degree program options, successful alumni, and great job markets.
“Our faculty perform world-class research in theory, software, and hardware, and are recipients of numerous awards.” Professor and Chair
Computing as an academic discipline was started in 1967 at UB, which is one of the first universities to offer degree programs in this field anywhere in the world. We just celebrated 40 years of excellence in research and education, with year-round talks by our distinguished alumni and a special two day event. Information, computing and communication technologies pervade nearly all aspects of today’s digital society and will continue in the decades ahead to be of critical importance to the nation’s technological infrastructure. We are proud of the accomplishments of our many alumni, including among them prize-winning researchers and CEOs of some of the fastest-growing information technology companies.
CSE faculty perform world-class research in basic theory, software and hardware, and are recipients of numerous national and international awards. They serve on the editorial boards of over 30 prestigious journals, and including Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), and American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). In a recent survey by the National Science Foundation, we were ranked 21st nationwide for funding in computer sciences. You can learn more about CSE research by reviewing our CSE research promotional piece.
CSE faculty have founded and presently direct major centers devoted to biomedical computing, biometric systems, cognitive science, document analysis and recognition, information assurance, and high performance computing. Other major areas of research include optical and wireless networks, computer security, databases, algorithms, theory, and software and hardware systems. I would like to highlight two major achievements of our faculty:
The CSE department is deeply committed to providing the highest quality of undergraduate and graduate education. Many of our faculty have been recognized for outstanding teaching by the university, including the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. The CSE department offers three programs at the undergraduate level: the BA and BS degree programs in Computer Science and the BS in Computer Engineering. The design of these degree programs take into account the highest national standards for computing curricula set by the ACM and IEEE Computer Societies as well as the Accreditation board for Engineering and Technology. We also offer a PhD and MS programs.
The department has graduated some outstanding computer scientists and engineers:
The CSE department offers many opportunities to expand your intellectural horizons through out distinguished-lecture series, student clubs, and innovative projects in our advanced courses and at our research centers. I would like to make a special mention of our unique software engineering and engineering design courses, where students develop software and hardware tools for building experimental devices that are used by disabled individuals and their caregivers. The department is thus a leader in bringing socially relevant projects into the CSE curriculum.
In closing, I hope you will enjoy our website and welcome you to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Sincerely, and with best wishes,
Professor and Chair
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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