SEAS in the News

10/23/18
An article on Digital Trends reports on research by Wenyao Xu, associate professor of computer science and engineering, that has discovered the first way to track 3D-printed objects, including guns, using the unique “fingerprints” that 3D printers leave on the objects they produce.
10/22/18
A story in the South China Morning Post about the ‘Eureka moments’ of China’s top 5 tech billionaires reports that one of them, Robin Li, an alumnus of UB who created Baidu, was inspired to create a search engine when, starting in middle school, he loved going to the library but found it hard to find what he wanted.  
10/22/18
Global coverage continued on a UB-developed method to track items, including guns, made on 3D printers. A story in Futurity quoted Wenyao Xu, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, who said: “3D printing has many wonderful uses, but it's also a counterfeiter's dream. Even more concerning, it has the potential to make firearms more readily available to people who are not allowed to possess them.” 
10/22/18
An article in Mechanical Engineering magazine, a publication of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), reports on research by Nils Napp, assistant professor of computer science, to develop autonomous robots that can overcome uneven terrain and other obstacles.
10/19/18
An article on the website of the National Science Foundation reports on research by Josep Jornet, assistant professor of electrical engineering, that shows it is possible to steal data undetected from terahertz wireless links, even though those links involve beam transmissions from the transmitter to the receiver.
10/19/18
An article on CNET in the U.S., UK and Australia reports on research by Wenyao Xu, associate professor of computer science and engineering, that has discovered the first way to track 3D-printed objects, including guns, using the unique “fingerprints” that 3D printers leave on the objects they produce.