Research Highlights

Researchers in our department study a wide range of topics and are often published in upper tier peer review journals and editorial outlets.


Wenyao Xu leads an NSF-funded program that detects 3D printing data security vulnerabilities by using smart phones to analyze electromagnetic and acoustic waves.  Kui Ren and Chi Zhou are co-authors.


Professor and Chair Chunming Qiao leads Instrument for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Evaluation and Experimentation (iCAVE2)—a multidisciplinary academic-industrial partnership that's helping to make self-driving cars safer, cleaner, and more efficient.


Wenyao Xu created AutoDietarysoftware 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.


Ken 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.


Karthik 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.


An article on PhysOrg reports UB has received a $584,469 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a tool designed to work with the existing computing infrastructure to boost data transfer speeds by more than 10 times, and quotes Tevfik Kosar, associate professor of computer science.


Proposed software solution could extend battery life, reduce energy consumption.