SEAS in the News

An article on PhysOrg reports UB researchers are developing a piezoelectric system that converts the heart’s vibrational energy into electricity to power pacemakers, and quotes Hooman Ansari, a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
An article on Fox News about last week's WannaCry ransomware attack interviews Shambhu Upadhyaya, professor of computer science and engineering, who said computer users who do not take the time to update their software or systems when prompted were a factor to the widespread nature of the ransomware attack.
A story on WGRZ-TV about a program announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to allow testing of driverless cars in New York State interviews Chunming Qiao, professor and chair of computer science and engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
A story on WIVB-TV about safeguarding the nation’s nuclear weapons from emerging cyber threats interviews Shambu Upadhyaya, professor of computer science and an expert in cybersecurity.
A story on WGRZ-TV about the poor condition of upstate bridges reports a review of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Bridge Inventory database found 51 bridges in Western New York received a sufficiency score of 40 or less out of 100, and interviews Jerome O’Connor, executive director of UB’s Institute of Bridge Engineering.
An article on BuiltWorlds about the use on job-site robotics interviews Michael Silver, assistant professor of architecture and a member of the Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies (SMART) program at UB.