Welcome, CS and CSE alumni!
We encourage you to learn about our latest educational and research activities, keep in touch, and explore ways to stay involved with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Although the field of Computer Science is relatively new, we were one of the nation's earliest departments to offer the Computer Science program back in 1967. We recently celebrated our 50th departmental anniversary in 2017. We are very proud of our heritage and the fact that our departmental family has grown from just 4-5 faculty a half century ago into the largest department in UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, currently numbering 54 world-class faculty and 13 dedicated support staff.
We are equally proud of our alumni and their high achievements over the years, and our many talented students who embody the hope of tomorrow.
We kicked off our 50th Anniversary Celebration with an alumni event in on September 27, 2016 in Mountain Vew, California. Our celebration, which included a year-long Distinguished Speaker Series comprised of successful female computer scientists, started on November 10, 2016 with Nancy Amato from Texas A & M University. Our all-female lineup also helped us commemorate computer science pioneer Grace Hopper's 110th birthday.
Our main celebration took place on September 28th - October 1st, 2017. It featured a welcome reception; fun social events; and great panels, talks, and discussions.
We hope you were thrilled to join us in celebrating our excellence in creativity, scholarship and education over the past 50 years. If you missed this celebration, rest assured that we're already planning our 55th and 60th anniversary celebrations, at which you'll have another opportunity to mix and mingle with faculty, staff, students, alumni, departmental advisory board members, corporate partners, and other friends and family.
Dr. Jinhui Xu
Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science
University at Buffalo
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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
338 Davis Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-2500
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Josh Bueno (CS BS '16), Dr. Bina Ramamurthy, Gela Malek Pour (CS BS '16), Meg Arnold (CS BS/MTH BS '17), Wendy Jansson (CEN BS '16), and Dr. Atri Rudra at CSEdWeek '15, December 7, 2015. Photo credit: Ken Smith
Brett Kolodny (CS BA candidate) and Angus Lam (CS BS and Linguistics BA candidate) demo Plantr, an automated hydroponics system with a self-regulating environment, at CSEdWeek '15, December 7, 2015. Plantr runs on Arduino and Python. Photo credit: Ken Smith
Center of Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education (CEISARE) Director Shambhu Upadhyaya addresses the Buffalo Niagara Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Panel Session. Photo credit: Ken Smith
Students get inspired at the UB Hacking '15 event opener, November 14, 2015. Photo credit: Ken Smith
Jordi Frank (CS BA '16) and Dominique Hickson (CEN BS '17, MS candidate) demonstrate their Arduino Arm Robot at CSEdWeek '15, December 7, 2015. Photo credit: Ken Smith
"Hello World!" Alex Anelli (CS BS '17) and Troy Liebel (CS BS '17) demo their project at CSEdWeek Open House '16, December 5, 2016. Photo credit: Ken Smith
Students demonstrate a project at CSEdWeek Open House '16, December 5, 2016. Photo credit: Ken Smith
A FactSet colleague and Matthew Dyson (CS BS '12) return to UB for UB Hacking '15, November 14, 2015. Photo credit: Ken Smith
This well-liked fellow, an Aldebaran Nao humanoid robot, was a member of Jason Corso's Vision and Perceptual Machines Lab (VPML). His sunny yet somewhat vague countenance welcomed visitors who entered Davis Hall by the north entrance. Photo credit: Ken Smith
SEAS Poster Competition '13 winners Ankur Upadhyay (MS '14), Daniel Bellinger (CS BS '14), and Sumit Agarwal (MS '14), April 3, 2013. Photo credit: Ken Smith
UB President and Computer Science Professor Satish Tripathi welcomes attendees to the CSE 50th Anniversary Graduate Research Conference in the CFA, September 29, 2017. Photo credit: Angela Doll Photography
Bot Wars pits student club-designed robots against one another in cage matches until the final victor triumphs. Student Affairs hosts this popular Engineers Week event in the Student Union atrium every February. Photo credit: Sarah D'Iorio
Students describe their work at SEAS Student Poster Competition '13, April 3, 2013. Photo credit: Ken Smith
Dr. Kenny Joseph teaches a CSE 199: "How the Internet Works" recitation in Fall 2018. Photo credit: Maximilian Kapitonoff
Visiting alum Geetha Srikantan (MS '91, PhD '94) and Undergraduate Program Co-Directors Carl Alphonce and Atri Rudra present a Best Poster Award to senior Matthew Stafford (CS BS '18) at the CSE 50th Anniversary Undergraduate Poster Competition in Davis Hall. Photo credit: Angela Doll Photography
UB Hacking '15, November 14, 2015. Front row: Josh Bueno (CS BS '16) and Mark Simson (CS BS '16). Back row: Wendy Shi, Gino Notto (CS BS '16), Aishani Bhalla, Ashish Tyagi (CS BS, MTH BA '17), Isaac Reath (CS BS '16), Meg Arnold (CS BS, MTH BA '17), Zach Wieand (CS BS '17), Amey Sanjay Mahajan (CS BS '17), and Alex Rookey (CS BS '16). Photo credit: Ken Smith
Angus Lam (CS BS and Linguistics BA candidate) and Brett Kolodny (CS BA candidate) develop Plantr, an automated hydroponics system with a self-regulating environment, at UB Hacking '15, November 14, 2015. Plantr runs on Arduino and Python. Photo credit: Ken Smith
ACM Buffalo Chapter Hackathon '13, April 14, 2013. Organizers Joe Peacock (CEN BS '16) and Nick Di Rienzo (CS BS '15) with the first place winners, GamePute team members Scott Florentino (CS BS/MS '16), Andrew Wantuch (CS BS/MS '13), Jen Cordaro (MTH BS/CS MS '15), and Andrew Kopanon (MTH BA/PHY BS '14). Photo credit: Ken Smith
CSEdWeek '15 welcome committee: Brian Francis De Guzman (CS BS '18), Elliott King (CS BS '17), and Valencia Kaplinksy (CS BS '18). Photo credit: Ken Smith
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Tech Savvy 12, March 18, 2017. Valencia Kaplinsky (CS BS '18), Wendy Shi (CS BA, CS BS '18), Heeba Kariapper (CS BA candidate), Chinmayee Rane (CS BA, MTH BA candidate), Harshita Girase (CS BS candidate), Sravanika Doddi (CS BS/MS candidate), Dr. Jenn Winikus, Kun Woo Cho (CEN BS '18), Lawreen Latif (CS BS candidate), and Prasanna Ethiraj (CS BS/MS '18).
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Tech Savvy 11 planning team, March 19, 2016. Pictured are: Sada Haider, Lakshmi Prasanna Ethiraj, Dr. Carl Alphonce, Aishani Bhalla, and Julia Cordani. Unable to attend: Sravanika Doddi, Wendy Shi, Meg Arnold (CS BS and MTH BA '17), Valencia Kaplinsky, and Rachel Roberts.
Visiting high school students look on as Dr. Kris Schindler and William Phillips (CS BS candidate) demonstrate the UB Talker brain/computer interface in the Baldy 19 instructional lab. This research project is designed to help people with ALS interact with their computers.
Students from Buffalo Public Schools start to build their own simple smartphone using a Raspberry Pi computer circuit board as part of a camp program between UB and Liberty Partnerships Program. Dr. Jenn Winikus teaches students how to work on the electronics of the project in her Bonner Hall lab. Photo credit: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki
Faculty, students, and new participants gather for the CSE laptop pilot program, sponsored by the President's Circle, in Davis Hall. Photo credit: Douglas Levere
Meg Arnold (CS BS/MTH BS '17), Josh Bueno (CS BS '16), Alex Rookey (CS BS '16), and AJ Stohr (CS BS '16) at UB Hacking '15, November 14, 2015. Photo credit: Ken Smith
Students collaborate in Mike Buckley's CSE 453: Hardware/Software Integrated Systems Design lab in Fall 2009. Photo credit: Douglas Levere