Assistant Professors Steve Ko and Karthik Dantu won a $472K NSF Computer and Network Systems (CNS)  award for their project titled, "CSR: Small: Project T: Enabling Open Innovation in Mobile Platforms through API Virtualization."
Professor Shambhu Upadhyaya and Hayreddin Ceker (PhD Candidate '17) received the Best Poster Award at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems (BTAS), Niagara Falls, NY, September 6th - 9th 2016.
A team led by SUNY Distinguished Professor Aidong Zhang won the Best Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2016), San Francisco, CA, August 18-21, 2016.
VP for Research and Economic Development Venu Govindaraju, leading an all-UB research team, has won a NSF Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs)  award valued at almost $3M over four years.
Jaric Zola and Tevfik Kosar have won a UB IMPACT award that will provide seed funding for their project titled, 'OneBioStore: Distributed smart storage and scalable algorithms for collaborative biomedical discovery'.
Oliver Kennedy, Geoff Challen, and Luke Ziarek received an NSF planning grant for their project titled, "CI-P: Planning for a Community Infrastructure to Enable Pocket-Scale Data Management Research."
Assistant Professors Oliver Kennedy and Luke Ziarek won an NSF SMALL Award ($494k) for their work on Just-in-Time Data Structures. This funding will support Saurav Singhi (PhD Candidate) and an as-yet unknown PhD student who will start a year from now.
Assistant Professor Aziz Mohaisen has received an NSF EAGER award of $125k to work on understanding the attack vector of privacy-enhancing technologies. The work is a collaborative effort with Guevara Noubir of Northeastern University. The award will support Jeman Park, a PhD student starting this fall.
Associate Professor Kui Ren will present one paper and will co-present another paper with Assistant Professor Wenyao Xu at the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS 2016) in Vienna, Austria.

Five of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' best and brightest teachers and researchers have been named recipients of UB's 2016 Exceptional Scholar and Teaching Innovation awards.