In the Media

Public news media mentioning the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo.

4/19/18
An article on Vice’s Motherboard about new technology that will allow ships to sail autonomously reports Buffalo Automation, a startup that began at UB, has raised $900,000 to help commercialize its AutoMate system, a collection of sensors and cameras to help boats operate semi-autonomously.
4/16/18
A story on WIVB-TV reports on a parking app called Spot Swapper developed by UB computer science alumnus Andrew Mingola that pairs students who are looking for parking with students who are getting ready to leave spots on both the North and South campuses, and tells users the make and model of car to look for in the parking lot.
4/12/18
A story on WKBW-TV interviews Thiru Vikram about his company, Buffalo Automation, that he founded in 2015 as a UB student, to develop a driverless boat that works with existing autopilot technology, but can see and react in real time to different obstacles or hazards in the water.
4/12/18
A story on Spectrum News interviews Wenyao Xu, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, about new sensors he has developed that could make potholes a thing of the past.
4/10/18
An article in Business First reports Buffalo Automation has received $900,000 in seed funding to expand pilot tests of its AutoMate system, a high-tech platform that helps steer self-driving ships around specific obstacles and directly to long-term destinations even during the night.
4/10/18
An article on Electronic Products Magazine reports on research by Wenyao Xu, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, to test underground sensors that continuously monitor road conditions and could alert transportation planners and drivers to problem spots and potholes.
4/6/18
A story on WIVB-TV reports on research by Wenyao Xu, assistant professor of computer science and engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, to test underground sensors that continuously monitor road conditions and could alert transportation planners and drivers to problem spots and potholes. "It can monitor the condition of the road, like the road temperature, moisture level, pressure and stress. We can predict where those potholes will be and we can fix them or even prevent the happening of those potholes," he said. A story also appeared on WGRZ-TV.
4/5/18
A story on WPIX-TV in New York City reports on a new app developed by Wenyao Xu, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, that can help detect autism in children as young as 12 months old.