SEAS in the News

A podcast on Scientific American reports UB scientists led by Wenyao Xu, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, have constructed a computer security system that works by scanning the dimensions of the user’s heart and using the pattern as an identifier.
An article in the Buffalo News  reports Stephen Still, an engineer who credits UB with changing his life when he studied civil engineering here, has made a $4 million gift to the university in support of the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics.
An article in Engineering News-Record reports on research, co-led by UB earthquake engineer Michel Bruneau, that examines how a new wall-building system could transform how office towers are constructed.
A story on WXXI-AM in Rochester about a program that helps people with disabilities to kayak and participate in other activities in the Great Lakes region interviews Victor Paquet, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering and a member of UB’s IDeA Center – short for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access.
The Innovation of the Week column in the Boston Globe features research by Wenyao Xu, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, who developed a computer security system that uses radar to read an individual’s personal heart rate signature.
An article on Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry about research to enable pacemakers to be powered by longer-lasting sustainable energy quotes M. Amin Karami, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.