In the Media

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

5/3/18
A story on WIVB-TV interviews Thiru Vikram a UB student turned CEO of Buffalo Automation, about technology he is working on to develop a self-driving boat.
4/23/18
An article in Business First about blockchain, the web-based database that records single transactions on a multitude of servers, offering an alternative that is theoretically more secure and efficient than the current financial services sector, reports UB held a Blockchain Buildathon recently and that Bina Ramamurthy, research associate professor of computer science and engineering, taught an introduction to blockchain class during winter break.
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.