Why Choose CSE?

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  • Affordability -  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.
  • Clubs - Meet new friends and apply skills you've learned in class to interesting, real-world projects! Get involved in professional and student organizations—such as the UB Association for Computing Machinery (UB ACM), UB Hacking, and UB DivTech.
  • High Salaries - 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 $100,530 in May 2022.
  • Established and Growing - 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!
  • Industry Connections - Our industry partners include: Dell, IBM Corporation, IBM Digital, Kodak, Myricom, Praxair, Q-Chem, Sarnoff, Veridian Engineering Division, and Xerox.
  • Facilities - Use over 18,000 square feet of cutting-edge spaces, including reseach labs, teaching labs, classrooms, and collaboration-focused meeting areas.
  • Successful Alumni - 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.
  • Supercomputing - 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.
  • Top-Notch Faculty - Be taught and mentored by faculty members who are outstanding teachers and internationally-recognized researchers. Much of our faculty are award-winning computer scientists and engineers; members of prestigious editorial boards; and fellows of the ACM, the IEEE, and the AAAI.

Research Program Highlights

Graduate Program Highlights

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Undergraduate Program Highlights