Women Faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

We are committed to improving faculty diversity to achieve a minimum of 20% female by 2020.

Tenure Track Faculty

Kamelia Atefi Monfared
Kamelia Atefi Monfared, PhD
PhD, University of Waterloo

220 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3455

kameliam@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Geomechanics; geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering

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220 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3455

kameliam@buffalo.edu

Francine Battaglia
Francine Battaglia, PhD
PhD, Pennsylvania State University

339 Jarvis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1470

fbattagl@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Computational fluid dynamics; building energy utilization and renewable/alternative energy; turbulent multiphase and reacting flows

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339 Jarvis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1470

fbattagl@buffalo.edu

Sara Behdad
Sara Behdad, PhD
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

243 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5914

sarabehd@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Engineering design; sustainability; design and optimization

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243 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5914

sarabehd@buffalo.edu

Ann Bisantz
Ann Bisantz, PhD
PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

323 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8989

bisantz@buffalo.edu

Dean of Undergraduate Education
Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Cognitive engineering; human factors in health care; human decision-making

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323 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8989

bisantz@buffalo.edu

Marina Blanton
Marina Blanton, PhD
PhD, Purdue University

333 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3180

mblanton@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Applied cryptography; information security; privacy-preserving computation and outsourcing

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333 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3180

mblanton@buffalo.edu

Lora Cavuoto
Lora Cavuoto, PhD
PhD, Virginia Tech

324 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4696

loracavu@buffalo.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Physical ergonomics; biomechanics of obesity; aging and human work capacity; occupational safety and health

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324 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4696

loracavu@buffalo.edu

Winnie Chen
Huei-Yen "Winnie" Chen, PhD
PhD, University of Toronto

318 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4705

winchen@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Human adaptation to technology; human-machine interactions; driver behavior and safety; human factors in healthcare

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318 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4705

winchen@buffalo.edu

Deborah Chung
Deborah Chung, PhD
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

608 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3977

ddlchung@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Materials

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608 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3977

ddlchung@buffalo.edu

Ning Dai
Ning Dai, PhD
PhD, Yale University

231 Jarvis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4015

ningdai@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Environmental and water resources engineering

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231 Jarvis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4015

ningdai@buffalo.edu

Negar Elhami Khorasani
Negar Elhami Khorasani, PhD
PhD, Princeton University

136 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3019

negarkho@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Structural and earthquake engineering

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136 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3019

negarkho@buffalo.edu

Liesl Folks
Liesl Folks, PhD
PhD, University of Western Australia

208 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2771

lfolks@buffalo.edu

Dean
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Materials design and innovation; technology transfer cycle optimization; nanostructured magnetic materials and spin-electronic devices; data storage; random access memories; access and participation in STEM

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208 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2771

lfolks@buffalo.edu

Jing Gao
Jing Gao, PhD
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

350 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1586

jing@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Data mining; machine learning

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350 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1586

jing@buffalo.edu

Mingchen Gao
Mingchen Gao, PhD
PhD, Rutgers University

347 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2834

mgao8@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Big healthcare data; medical imaging informatics; computer vision; machine learning

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347 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2834

mgao8@buffalo.edu

Susan Zonglu Hua
Susan Zonglu Hua, PhD
PhD, University of Maryland

340 Jarvis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1471

zhua@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Bioengineering; materials

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340 Jarvis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1471

zhua@buffalo.edu

Jee Eun "Jamie" Kang
Jee Eun "Jamie" Kang, PhD
PhD, University of California - Irvine

409 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2427

jeeeunka@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Transportation modeling; applied operations research

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409 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2427

jeeeunka@buffalo.edu

Eleni Kyriakidou
Eleni A. Kyriakidou, PhD
PhD, The University of South Carolina

613 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1629

Fax: (716) 645-3822

elenikyr@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Heterogeneous catalysis; nanoparticle synthesis and surface science, and the application of such catalysts to environmental processes

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613 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1629

Fax: (716) 645-3822

elenikyr@buffalo.edu

Natalia Litchinitser
Natalia Litchinitser, PhD
PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology

230 L Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1032

natashal@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Nanophotonics; Photonic Metamaterials; Nonlinear Optics; Fiber Optics; Photonic Crystal Fibers

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230 L Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1032

natashal@buffalo.edu

B. Mazumder
Baishakhi Mazumder, PhD
PhD, University of Rouen

129 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 6451156

baishakh@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Chemical imaging through atom probe tomography

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129 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 6451156

baishakh@buffalo.edu

Hui Meng
Hui Meng, PhD
PhD, University of Houston

324 Jarvis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1458

huimeng@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Bioengineering; fluids and thermal sciences

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324 Jarvis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1458

huimeng@buffalo.edu

Prathima Nalam
Prathima Nalam, PhD
PhD, ETH Zurich

128 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-9193

prathima@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Tribology; soft mechanics; surface and interfacial forces; atomic force microscopy

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128 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-9193

prathima@buffalo.edu

Pinar Okumus
Pinar Okumus, PhD
PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison

222 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4356

pinaroku@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Structural and earthquake engineering; bridge engineering

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222 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4356

pinaroku@buffalo.edu

Lauren Sassoubre
Lauren Sassoubre, PhD
PhD, Stanford University

230 Jarvis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1810

lsassoub@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Environmental and water resources engineering

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230 Jarvis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1810

lsassoub@buffalo.edu

Rohini Srihari
Rohini Srihari, PhD
PhD, University at Buffalo

338D Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1602

rohini@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Adjunct Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Information extraction; information retrieval; multimedia information retrieval; text mining

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338D Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1602

rohini@buffalo.edu

M. Tsianou
Marina Tsianou, PhD
PhD, Lund University

609 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1191

Fax: (716) 645-3822

mtsianou@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Molecularly engineered materials; self-assembly; interfacial phenomena; controlled crystallization; biomimetics

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609 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1191

Fax: (716) 645-3822

mtsianou@buffalo.edu

Grace Wang
Grace Wang, PhD
PhD, Northwestern University

Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
The State University of New York
Olga Wodo
Olga Wodo, PhD
PhD, Czestochowa University of Technology

125 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1377

olgawodo@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Informatics and high performance computing for materials design and manufacturing

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125 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1377

olgawodo@buffalo.edu

Yun Wu
Yun Wu, PhD
PhD, Ohio State University

215D Bonner Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8498

ywu32@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Cancer theranostics; biosensors; cancer biomarkers

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215D Bonner Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8498

ywu32@buffalo.edu

Fei Yao
Fei Yao, PhD
PhD, Sungkyunkwan University

132 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5403

feiyao@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Nanomaterials and nanostructures for energy storage and conversion

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132 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5403

feiyao@buffalo.edu

Xiu Yao
Xiu Yao, PhD
PhD, Ohio State University

210 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1027

xiuyao@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Power electronics; microgrid control and protection; high voltage dc transmission, high voltage engineering

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210 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1027

xiuyao@buffalo.edu

Leslie Ying
Leslie (Lei) Ying, PhD
PhD, University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign

223 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1609

leiying@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Compressed sensing; magnetic resonance imaging; image reconstruction

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223 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1609

leiying@buffalo.edu

Aidong Zhang
Aidong Zhang, PhD
PhD, Purdue University

349 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4769

azhang@buffalo.edu

SUNY Distinguished Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Bioinformatics; data mining, multimedia database systems

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349 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4769

azhang@buffalo.edu

Xian (Annie) Zhang
Xian Zhang, PhD
PhD, Columbia University

133 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5162

xazhang@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Nano- and micro-scale science and applications; manufacturing

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133 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5162

xazhang@buffalo.edu

Minghui Zheng
Minghui Zheng, PhD
PhD, University of California, Berkeley

1007 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1432

mhzheng@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Iterative learning control; high precision control; nonlinear/robust control with applications to robotics; autonomous systems; manufacturing

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1007 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1432

mhzheng@buffalo.edu

Jennifer Zirnheld
Jennifer Zirnheld, PhD
PhD, University at Buffalo

213 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1033

zirnheld@buffalo.edu

Maxwell Technologies Inc. Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Insulation coordination; energy systems; mobility platforms; nano-dielectrics

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213 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1033

zirnheld@buffalo.edu

Teaching Faculty

Amy Baird
Amy Baird, MA
MA, The University of Akron

400 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1319

amybaird@buffalo.edu

Lecturer
Office of Undergraduate Education
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

400 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1319

amybaird@buffalo.edu

Elena Bernal Mor
Elena Bernal Mor, PhD
PhD, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

209 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-9140

elbermo@buffalo.edu

Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Performance evaluation and resource management for communication networks; traffic engineering and provisioning of quality of service in different types of wireless networks ranging from mobile cellular systems to Dynamic Spectrum Access networks.

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209 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-9140

elbermo@buffalo.edu

Sabrina Casucci
Sabrina Casucci, PhD
PhD, University at Buffalo

414 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3471

scasucci@buffalo.edu

Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Health information technology; health systems; process modeling and improvement; production systems

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414 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3471

scasucci@buffalo.edu

Kristen Depowski O'Donnell
Kristen Depowski O'Donnell, MA
MA, University of Texas, Austin

410 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-9165

krisod@buffalo.edu

Lecturer
Office of Undergraduate Education
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

410 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-9165

krisod@buffalo.edu

Jennifer Haggerty
Jennifer Haggerty, PhD
PhD, University at Buffalo

400 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0000

jrh6@buffalo.edu

Teaching Assistant Professor
Office of Undergraduate Education
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

400 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0000

jrh6@buffalo.edu

Emily Hammond
Emily Hammond, PhD
PhD, University of Iowa

438 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1455

eh32@buffalo.edu

Teaching Assistant Professor
Office of Undergraduate Education
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

438 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1455

eh32@buffalo.edu

Christine A. Human
Christine A. Human, PhD
PhD, University of California, Berkeley

242 Ketter Hall/ 412O Bonner Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4374

chuman@buffalo.edu

Lecturer; SEAS Associate Dean for Accreditation and Student Affairs
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Geomechanics; geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering

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242 Ketter Hall/ 412O Bonner Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4374

chuman@buffalo.edu

T. Kofke
Tamara G. Kofke, PhD
PhD, University of Pennsylvania

610 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1192

Fax: (716) 645-3822

tgkofke@eng.buffalo.edu

Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Teaching of undergraduate laboratories

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610 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1192

Fax: (716) 645-3822

tgkofke@eng.buffalo.edu

Julia Latorre
Julia Latorre, PhD
PhD, Niagara University

438 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-9163

jmtalari@buffalo.edu

Teaching Assistant Professor
Office of Undergraduate Education
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

438 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-9163

jmtalari@buffalo.edu

M. Lupion
Monica Lupion, PhD
PhD, University of Seville

309A Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3365

mlupionc@buffalo.edu

Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Innovation aspects of energy and environment; energy policy; CCS techno-economic evaluation; analysis of legal and regulatory frameworks; policy and financial instruments

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309A Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3365

mlupionc@buffalo.edu

Bina Ramamurthy
Bina Ramamurthy, PhD
PhD, University at Buffalo

345 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3182

bina@buffalo.edu

Teaching Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Cloud computing; computer architecture; data-intensive computing; parallel processing

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345 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3182

bina@buffalo.edu

Lieselle Trinidad
Lieselle Trinidad, PhD
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

214 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2262

let@buffalo.edu

Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Mechanical design and optimization using biomechanics-based applications to rehabilitative and assistive devices

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214 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2262

let@buffalo.edu

Jian Wang
Jian Wang, PhD
PhD, Syracuse University

215H Bonner Hall

Phone: (716) 645-7912

jwang239@buffalo.edu

Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

215H Bonner Hall

Phone: (716) 645-7912

jwang239@buffalo.edu

Qian Wang
Qian Wang, PhD
PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

231 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4365

qw6@buffalo.edu

Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Transportation systems engineering

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231 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4365

qw6@buffalo.edu

Jennifer Winikus
Jennifer Winikus, PhD
PhD, Michigan Technological University

351 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4739

jwinikus@buffalo.edu

Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Nonuniform multimodal data representation and analysis; data fusion; computer engineering outreach and education

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351 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4739

jwinikus@buffalo.edu