In the Media

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

2/18/19
An article on Hackaday reports on research by Wenyao Xu, associate professor of computer science and engineering, that has discovered the first way to track 3D-printed objects, including guns, using the unique “fingerprints” that 3D printers leave on the objects they produce.
1/25/19
An article on The Hill reports on a study by researchers including Kenny Joseph, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, that examined the sharing of fake news on Twitter during the 2016 election and found that 0.1 percent of individuals accounted for nearly 80 percent of the sharing of fake news sources.
12/20/18
An article on Research & Development about 3D printing reports on new research from the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences that can “fingerprint” the specific printer that a 3D-printed item originated from, enabling law enforcement agencies to track the origin of 3D-printed guns, counterfeit products and other goods.
12/17/18
An article in the Buffalo News article reports on research conducted by Wenyao Xu, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and colleagues that showed that 3D printers leave “fingerprints” specific to the printer that a 3D-printed item originated from, enabling law enforcement agencies to track the origin of 3D-printed guns, counterfeit products and other goods.
12/6/18
An article in the Buffalo News reports a UB student team was among five finalists in a state Department of Health Aging Innovation Challenge, a crowdsource contest developed with HeroX to help older adults with daily activities.
11/29/18
An article on R&D Magazine interviews Wenyao Xu, associate professor of computer science and engineering, about 3D printed firearms and research he and colleagues are conducting to “fingerprint” the specific printer that a 3D-printed item originated from, enabling law enforcement agencies to track the origin of 3D-printed guns, counterfeit products and other goods.
10/27/18
An article in Fast Company by Wenyao Xu and Zhanpeng Jin, both associate professors of computer science and engineering, looks at their work to invent a new type of biometric involving “brain passwords” that is uniquely tied to a single human being and can be reset if needed.
10/25/18
An article in The Conversation by Wenyao Xu and Zhanpeng Jin, both associate professors of computer science and engineering, looks at their work to invent a new type of biometric that is uniquely tied to a single human being and can be reset if needed.