I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the State Univeristy of New York at Buffalo, and in the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. At UB, I lead SCoRe - Scalable Computing Research Group that focuses on the use of advanced cyberinfrastructures to enable fast and accurate exploration of large biological and engineering data collections. The group designs algorithms, data structures and implementations that scale from multi- and many-cores to petascale systems and beyond.

I received M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Czestochowa University of Technology (Poland) and Ph.D. degree from Grenoble Institute of Technology (France) in 2001 and 2005, respectively. In 2014 I joined SUNY at Buffalo where I work to date. Prior to joining UB I worked at Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute and Iowa State University.

In 2014, I served on the joint AAAS and FBI working group on Big Data in Life Sciences and National Security. I am a founding co-chair of the ACM International Workshop on Big Data in Life Sciences (BigLS) and the Workshop on Parallel Computational Biology (PBC). I am a senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), member of the IEEE Computer Society, the Association for the Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM SIGHPC, ACM SIGBio, as well as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Outside of my professional life I pursue photography, touch on design and typography, and I am a big fan of Riverside, one of the best prog rock bands of a new generation. You are welcome to visit my virtual photo gallery!

Finally, my first name is Jarosław, which in Polish shortens to Jarek. However, I usually go by Jaric, which is a consensus of the most common misspellings of Jarek I encountered in emails addressed to me :-) Anyway, you can use any form you like, I will not be offended!

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Dr. Jaroslaw Zola

Assistant Professor
University at Buffalo, SUNY

Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Davis Hall, Office 335
Buffalo, NY, 14260-2500

Department of Biomedical Informatics
77 Goodell Street, UB Gateway
Office 540B
Buffalo, NY 14203-1243

  +1 (716) 645-3187


I am always looking for motivated and talented students to work with! If you are searching for an exciting Ph.D. topic, engaging master's project, or simply want to get your first undergraduate research experience, you should contact me! You will be given an opportunity to work with some of the fastest supercomputers in the world on problems pertaining to human health, big data and intriguing physical systems.

The free lunch is over and the ability to design scalable solutions is a critical asset desired by both industry and academia. Life sciences have been caught in data deluge with the estimated market value of hundreds of billions USD, triggered by the next generation DNA sequencing technologies. The progress in engineering depends more than ever on massive amounts of sensor and simulation data. SCoRe, Scalable Computing Research Group, is focused on problems at the intersection of scalable computing and life sciences, as well as data-driven scientific computing – a very unique combination! Visit http://www.score-group.org/ to learn more about the group!

Office Hours

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
335 Davis Hall

Department of Biomedical Informatics
Mondays, anytime from 9am to 1:30pm
Appointment strongly suggested
UB Gateway, Room 540B


I am not offering any courses this semester.