An article in Business First reports an autonomous electric bus called Olli is coming to the UB North Campus in the spring, where it will be overseen by Adel Sadek, director of UB’s Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics, and Chunming Qiao, chair of computer science and engineering, both in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
An article on the website of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International reports UB recently purchased a driverless Olli bus that will be operated by researchers on private or sanctioned-off roads on campus, and quotes Adel Sadek, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, and Chunming Qiao, SUNY Distinguished Professor and chair of computer science and engineering.
Aidong Zhang, a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is one of 54 computer scientists named a 2017 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Zhang is being recognized for her contributions to bioinformatics and data mining.
“To be surrounded by like-minded, driven women was awe-inspiring. It was thrilling to recognize that, unlike what the statistics say, there are definitely women in computer science,” said Doris Kwan, co-director of UB’s Scientista.
Blaine Pfeifer has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He will be inducted into the College of Fellows Class of 2018 this spring as part of AIMBE’s Annual Event, to be held April 8-9 in Washington, D.C.
The good news kept coming for Swetank Saha, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, whose top-notch work on next generation wireless networks earned him three awards this past semester.