UB - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Computer Science and Engineering

Why Choose CSE?

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    Top-Notch Faculty

    Our faculty are experts in their fields. They include award-winning researchers and teachers, members of prestigious editorial boards, and fellows of the ACM, the IEEE, and the AAAI | More »

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    Cutting-Edge Research

    Our research spans artificial intelligence, systems, and theory, and it is well funded by federal, state, and industrial sources. Several of our faculty work in interdisciplinary and newly emerging fields, such as bioinformatics | More »

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    A Vibrant Community

    With 30 faculty members, 80 doctoral students, and 140 master of science students the department has an active and friendly research environment. Our graduates are hired by the best companies and research laboratories.

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    Centers, Labs, and Groups

    Our centers, labs, and research groups provide abundant opportunities for exploring state-of-the-art research and working with sophisticated computing facilities. | Research Centers » | Research Labs and Groups »

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    Research Funding

    Our faculty averages $4.5 million annually in external research awards. Despite our relatively small size, we were ranked 26th among 165 U.S. Ph.D.-granting Computer Science Departments for annual research support, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Science Foundation.

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    Established and Growing

    Computer science was first organized as a department at UB in 1967—one of the first in the U.S. Our present Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) was formed in 1998 through a merger of faculties in computer science and computer engineering. Over the past three years, we have hired six new faculty members: in algorithms, databases, data mining, electronic commerce, natural language processing, and networks. | More »

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    "Super" Storage

    Our MultiStore Research Group, funded by a $1 million NSF grant, is creating a 20 terabyte high-performance online data storage system for basic research in large-scale data sets and information visualization, as well as for research in bioinformatics, pharmacogenomics, and geographic imaging | More »

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    Eighty Ph.D. students create a supportive, diverse, and dynamic environment for your work

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    At UB, you can get into one of the hottest new research fields right at the beginning. Our faculty has direct involvement in UB’s new $200 million Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, particularly in the high-performance computing and computational science areas of this research | More »

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    Career Moves

    Computer Science and Engineering graduates command high salaries. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the starting CSE BS salary in 2007 was $56,201 and was $60,000 for a starting MS. The median income for all CSE professionals was $88,470. | More »

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    Document Analysis

    Our affiliated Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition (CEDAR) is one of the world’s leading centers for research on interpreting scanned images. Among other accomplishments, CEDAR developed the systems that postal agencies around the world use for automatically sorting hand-addressed mail. | More »

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    Research Sponsors

    Numerous world-class agencies fund research in the department. | More »

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    Several Computer Science and Engineering faculty are active participants and users of the Center for Computational Research, which is considered one of the nation's leading supercomputing centers. A key university resource, the center supports CS faculty research in the areas of bioinformatics, medical image processing, virtual reality, and geographic information systems. | More »

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    Industry Connections

    Our industry partners include: | More »

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    We have research options that could take you to new places: Our faculty work with researchers in chemistry, the life sciences, the pharmaceutical sciences, media study, geographic information science, and other disciplines where an interface with computer science is increasingly central | More »

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