Sudit to lead sponsored programs

Moises Sudit, an entrepreneur, professor and center director, has been appointed UB’s associate vice president for sponsored programs.

In this role, Sudit will work with faculty, deans and others to manage UB’s sponsored funding portfolio, and lead and participate in the university’s efforts to attract and be awarded large-scale, interdisciplinary sponsored projects, as well as other high-profile awards that advance UB’s mission across research, education and economic development.

Sudit will oversee UB’s Sponsored Projects Services and the Office of Research Advancement. He has been affiliated with UB since joining the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as an assistant professor in 1988. He currently is a professor in the school’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and executive director of UB’s Center for Multisource Information Fusion. He grew the center’s research funds by nearly 2,000 percent—to $10 million yearly—during his decade-long tenure there.

Sudit founded Datumtech in 1989, growing the company from a startup to a recognized worldwide supplier of mobile data applications. Nine years later, the company merged with Veridian, which is now General Dynamics, a Virginia-based aerospace and defense company. He also partnered with Bell Mobility and the Lenbrook Group to co-found AirIQ, a Canadian wireless data company.

A native of Peru, Sudit has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, a master’s in operations research from Stanford University and a doctorate from Purdue University.