Why Choose CSE?

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Program Highlights

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Spend less on tuition. UB has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence, but the cost of attending our undergraduate and graduate programs is much less than many comparable public and private universities.
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Meet new friends and apply skills you've learned in class to cool, real-world projects; get involved in professional and student organizationssuch as the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Scientista, and UB Hacking.
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A degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering opens doors to exciting and rewarding careers that command high salaries. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median income for all computing and information technology occupations was $82,860 in May 2016.
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Over the past three years, we have hired six new faculty members: in algorithms, databases, data mining, electronic commerce, natural language processing, and networks. Computer science was first organized as a department at UB in 1967—one of the first in the U.S.—and merged with computer engineering in 1998 to form the present department. 
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Our industry partners include: Dell, IBM Corporation, IBM Digital, Kodak, Myricom, Praxair, Q-Chem, Sarnoff, Veridian Engineering Division, and Xerox.
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Use over 18,000 square feet of cutting-edge research labs, teaching labs, classrooms, and collaboration-focused meeting spaces.
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Join the department’s network of accomplished alumni who have gone on to top graduate programs and employment with companies such as Bloomberg, Google, and Microsoft.
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UB's Center for Computational Research (CCR) is considered one of the nation's leading supercomputing centers and supports high performance computing for departmental research in the areas of bioinformatics, medical image processing, virtual reality, and geographic information systems. 
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Be taught and mentored by faculty members who are outstanding teachers and internationally-recognized researchers.

Research Program Highlights

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At UB, you can get into one of the hottest new research fields right at the beginning. Our faculty has direct involvement in the new $200 million New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, particularly in the high-performance computing and computational science areas of this research.
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Our research areas span artificial intelligence, systems, and theory; they are well-funded by federal, state, and industrial sources. Our faculty work in muliti-disciplinary and newly emerging fields, such as bioinformatics, computer vision, machine learning, and robotics.
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Our affiliated Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition (CEDAR) is one of the world’s leading centers for research on interpreting scanned images. Among other accomplishments, CEDAR developed the systems that postal agencies around the world use for automatically sorting hand-addressed mail.
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Our faculty work with researchers in chemistry, the life sciences, the pharmaceutical sciences, media study, geographic information science, and other disciplines where an interface with computer science is increasingly central.  Learn more about our collaborative research areas.
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Our research centers, labs, and groups provide abundant opportunities for exploring state-of-the-art research and working with sophisticated computing facilities.
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Our faculty averages $4.5 million annually in external research awards. We were ranked 26th among 165 U.S. PhD-granting Computer Science Departments for annual research support, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Science Foundation.
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Numerous world-class agencies fund our departmental research initiatives.

Graduate Program Highlights

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Our graduates are hired by the best companies and research laboratories.
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148 PhD students from 14 nations create a supportive, diverse, and dynamic environment for your work.
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Tailor your studies to match your interests and career objectives with the department’s broad selection of graduate courses.
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Undergraduate Program Highlights

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Our Computer Science BS and Computer Engineering BS programs are accredited by ABET, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).