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
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.
The award honors outstanding CSTEP research mentors who have
been involved in mentoring, supervising and advising undergraduate
researchers, and have impacted students’ academic and
Xu created AutoDietary—software
that tracks the unique sounds produced by food as people chew
it. AutoDietary, placed near the throat by a necklace
delivery system developed at China's Northeastern University, helps
users measure their caloric intake.
Dantu owns the vision component of the RoboBee Initiative,
led by the National Science Foundation and Harvard
University. The "eyes" that Dr. Dantu is integrating are
laser-powered sensors that enable the mechanical bees to orient
themselves in space.
Regan develops algorithms that detect cheating in chess
games. His software compares a player's moves to a database
of the player's typical gameplay, then makes an assessment of the
statistical likelihood of cheating. Dr. Regan frequently
consults at international chess matches.