for Computational Research 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.
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.
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.
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.
At UB, you can get into one of the hottest new research fields
right at the beginning. Our faculty has direct involvement in
UB’s new $200 million Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics,
particularly in the high-performance computing and computational
science areas of this 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
options could take you to new places. 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
Our MultiStore Research Group, funded by a $1 million NSF grant,
is creating a 20 terabyte high-performance online data storage
system. The system will be used for basic research in large-scale
data sets and information visualization, as well as for research in
bioinformatics, pharmacogenomics, and geographic imaging.