Professor of Empire Innovation

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Professor of Empire Innovation

Application

We will accept applications until the position is filled.  Submit your application online via:

https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/26720

Please use posting number F2000097 to apply.

Direct your questions to Empire Innovation Professor (EIP) Search Committee Chair Chang Wen Chen at cse-eip@buffalo.edu.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at University at Buffalo (UB) invites candidates to apply for the a position at the Associate Professor or Full Professor to be known as Professor of Empire Innovation. Selected candidates will receive support through the SUNY Empire Innovation Program (EIP) which recognizes high caliber faculty with a proven track record of externally funded research.

We invite prominent leaders in several foundational areas in artificial intelligence and robotic systems, including computer vision (including video analysis and 3D reconstruction), machine learning (including big data analytics and adversarial machine learning), natural language processing (audio-visual multimodal understanding), autonomous systems (such as driverless cars), human-robot collaboration (focusing on attack modeling, privacy preservation, and safety guarantees), knowledge representation and reasoning, and cognitive science (computational linguistics, philosophy, and computer modeling of neural networks and brains).

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentor graduate students, advise students at all levels and maintain an active research program. We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of student and faculty and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential.

Computer Science and Engineering Department

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) offers BS degrees in computer science (accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org), and in computer engineering (accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org), a combined 5-year BS-MS program, a minor in computer science, a Certificate in Data-Intensive Computing, and several joint programs (BS in Computer Science/MBA, BS in Computational Physics, BA in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary – Cognitive Science Concentration, BS in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology – CSE concentration) as well as MS and PhD programs in Computer Science & Engineering.

The department currently has over 40 tenure-track faculty, 12 teaching faculty and approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors, 550 masters’ students and 160 PhD students. Over twenty junior faculty members have been hired since 2010, and we are continuing to expand. Two members of our faculty currently hold key university leadership positions, and eight members of our faculty are IEEE and/or ACM Fellows. The department is well known for offering excellent collaborative and nurturing environment for faculty. Recently, a cohort of five junior faculty received the CAREER awards in 2019, setting a national record.

Our faculty members are actively involved in cutting-edge research and successful interdisciplinary programs and centers devoted to biometrics; bioinformatics; biomedical computing; computational and data science and engineering; computer vision and multimedia systems; database systems; document analysis and recognition; programming languages; high performance computing; cybersecurity; embedded, networked and distributed systems; machine learning and artificial intelligence; connected and autonomous vehicles and sustainable transportation; and theory of computation. Our faculty has excellent publication records over the years. Since 2015, the department has moved up its rank to be among the top 40 on csrankings.org, and is among the top 25 in two recent years (2017 and 2019). During the same period, our research expenditure has grown from $4.5 million (for AY 2015-2016) to $6.3 million (AY 2019-2020).

The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 22,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 7,300 students enrolled across 9 academic departments.

Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclectic neighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibrant theater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-wide system of parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. The awe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The department is located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a surprisingly low cost-of-living.

University at Buffalo (UB)

The University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest and most comprehensive public university within the State of New York with approximately 20,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 graduate students. Recently established Centers of Excellence such as Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies (SMART), RENEW and Global Health as well as ISTL and DoD’s UTC Tier 1 Center on Transportation Informatics provide many opportunities for multidisciplinary research collaboration across the university.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

City and Region

Buffalo is the second largest city in New York State, and was rated the 10th best place to raise a family in America by Forbes magazine in 2010 due to its short commutes and affordability. Located in scenic Western New York, Buffalo is near the world-famous Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes, and the Niagara Wine Trail. The city is renowned for its architecture and features excellent museums, dining, cultural attractions, and several professional sports teams, a revitalized downtown waterfront as well as a growing local tech and start-up community. Buffalo is home to Z80, a start-up incubator, and 43 North, the world’s largest business plan competition.