An article on Engadget reports UB researchers led by Wenyao Xu, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, have created a computer authentication system that uses an individual’s heart shape and size to sign in, utilizing low-level Dopler radar to continuously scan the heart’s dimensions, and granting access as long as the user is in the right place.

A new non-contact, remote biometric tool could be the next advance in computer security.


The event comes as CSE is experiencing tremendous growth in students, faculty and research funding.

UB senior Devashish Agarwal (CS BS Candidate '18) was the student nominee selected from the four SUNY University Centers to receive the Association of Council Members and College Trustees (ACT) of the State University of New York Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship.  Devashish received the award—a $1,000 scholarship with an additional $250 given in his name to the charity of his choice—at a September 16 ceremony as part of ACT’s annual conference in Albany, New York.
Out of twenty-five UB students named WNY Prosperity Fellows for 2017-2018, eleven are students at UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).
Kui Ren, a professor in UB’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was named a SUNY Empire Innovation Scholar for his pioneering work on attacks and privacy issues in cloud computing systems, smartphone based systems and other cyber physical systems such as 3D printing systems.
Kemper Lewis, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is this year’s recipient of the Design Automation Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

SEAS faculty members Albert Titus, Shambhu Upadhyaya and Wenyao Xu are among the advisors and mentors for a local startup that is working to develop a universal pet microchip scanner.

A group of 40 enthusiastic middle school students took mock computer science courses this summer as part of the University at Buffalo’s Liberty Partnership Program’s “I Can” residential summer program.
Scientific American reported on a story by Kui Ren, professor of computer science and engineering, about the limitations of using voice-based authentication to secure a smartphone and research he is conducting to overcome those limitations.