Alumni Awards

CSE is proud of its tradition of recognizing and honoring alumni and friends who have significantly contributed their time, talent, and financial resources to help advance and promote our departmental missions.

We honor these individuals and install their awards at our annual CSE Alumni Awards Banquet and Celebration.​

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We welcome partners to help endow our awards.  Please contact the CSE Alumni Awards Committee.

CSE Distinguished Alumni Award

The CSE Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed upon notable UB CSE alumni.  These outstanding members of our community have brought honor, credit, and acclaim to the university by personal accomplishment, professional achievement, reputation, and community service.

CSE Distinguished Service Award

The CSE Distinguished Service Award recognizes alumni and Departmental Advisory Board (DAB) members who have dedicated their time, energy, and talent to the betterment of UB and CSE.

Procedure and Timeline

  • Nomination: every Feb 1 – Mar 31 through a UB CSE webpage.
  • Dissemination: Call-for-nomination will be disseminated through the alumni mailing list, social networks, and department websites.
  • Selection: 3 CSE faculty and 3 DAB members will form an award committee to decide on awardees in April.
  • Celebration: The award will be announced in December. Awardee(s) will be invited to give a remark (in person or online) at the department award celebration event in the middle of May (the end of the Spring semester).

About the Author

  • Wenyao Xu.
    Wenyao Xu, PhD
    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

    330 Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-4748

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

    Research Topics: Embedded and cyber-physical systems; body sensor networks; biomedical signal analytics; telemedicine; human-computer interaction