CSE 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 28 - October 1, 2017 | University at Buffalo

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Organizing Committee

Honorary General Chair

Satish Tripathi.

Satish Tripathi

President, University at Buffalo
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo

General Chair

Venu Govindaraju.

Venu Govindaraju

Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University at Buffalo
SUNY Distinguished Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo

Program Chair

Chunming Qiao.

Chunming Qiao

SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair, Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo

PROGRAM VICE CHAIR
Shambhu Upadhyaya, CSE Professor and Associate Chair, UB

REGISTRATION CHAIR
Jan Chomicki, CSE Professor, UB

GRADUATE CONFERENCE CHAIR
Murat Demirbas, CSE Professor, UB

UNDERGRADUATE CHAIRS
Carl Alphonce, CSE Professor, UB
Atri Rudra, CSE Professor, UB

INVITED SPEAKER CHAIR
Ken Regan, CSE Professor, UB

WEBMASTER
Edward J. Sobczak, CSE IT, UB

IT CHAIR
Chris Miller, CSE IT Director, UB

FINANCE CHAIR
Shambhu Upadhyaya, CSE Professor and Associate Chair, UB

PUBLICATIONS CHAIR
Devashish Agarwal, CSE Student

PUBLICITY CHAIRS
Jennifer Winikus, CSE Professor
Kris Schindler, CSE Professor

PHOTOGRAPHY CHAIR
Ken Smith, CSE IT, UB

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR
Diane Porter, CSE Assistant to the Chair, UB

SPONSORSHIP CHAIRS
Bina Ramamurthy, CSE Professor, UB
Charles Tirone, CSE Professor, UB

AWARDS CHAIR
Jinhui Xu, CSE Professor and Associate Chair, UB

VOLUNTEER CHAIR
Atri Rudra, CSE Professor, UB

GOLF OUTING CHAIRS
Robert Ruocco, BlueShield/Bluecross (IAB)
Bob Girardi (BS’79), Softrek (IAB)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (ETC)

Atri Rudra, CSE Professor, UB
Carl Alphonce, CSE Professor, UB
Murat Demirbas, CSE Professor, UB
Chang Wen Chen, CSE Professor, UB
Kui Ren, CSE Professor, UB
Aidong Zhang, CSE Professor, UB
Bharat Jayaraman, CSE Professor, UB
Russ Agrusa (BS'76), Iconics
Roger Choplin (BA'72), Consultant
D. Sivakumar (PhD'96), Google
Swapnil Khedekar (MS'04), Bloomberg
Sreenivas Gollapudi (PhD'04), Google
Kannan Govindarajan (PhD'96), ServiceNow
Bob Girardi (BS'79), SofTrek
Robert Ruocco, BlueCross
Pradeep Bahl (MS'84), Pramak

TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE (Grad Research Conference)

Pavan Aduri, Iowa State University
Sambit Bhattacharya, Fayetteville State University
Xiaojun Cao, Georgia State University
Chang Wen Chen, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Changyou Chen, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Jeffrey Czyz, Google
Marco Gaboardi, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Robin Hill, University of Wyoming
Yunfei Hou, California State University San Bernardino
Murtuza Jadliwala, Wichita State University
Zhanpeng Jin, Binghamton University, SUNY
Kenny Joseph, Northeastern University
Shi Li, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Ashish Naik, Google
Nils Napp, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Rad Niazadeh, Stanford University
Kui Ren, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Swapnoneel Roy, University of North Florida
Erdem Sariyuce, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Seokhoon Yoon, University of Ulsan

Celebrate with us

Our department is one of the first in the nation to offer the Computer Science program. CSE@UB is home to all CS and CE (as a part of the previous ECE) faculty, students and alumni. We are very proud of our heritage and that we have grown into the largest department within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 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. Our anniversary celebration offers many opportunities to socialize and network with students, faculty and alumni, including a Golf Outing, Graduate Research Conference, and Alumni Symposium. Join us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary!

For those who have grants that cover travel costs, we have created a special event, the 'Emerging Topics in Computing Symposium', which will be held concurrently on September 28th - October 1st and shares sessions with the 50th Anniversary Graduate Research Conference and Alumni Symposium.

Event information

Dates: 9/28/2017 - 10/1/2017
Location: University at Buffalo North Campus

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Announcements

Keynote speakers for Friday and Saturday have been announced.
 

Video of Baidu CEO Robin Li with subtitles

Robin Li, founder and CEO of Baidu, talks about his time as a CS student at the University at Buffalo.

Registration for the CSE50 Anniversary Celebration is now open!

Computer Science and Engineering 50 years video

CSE50: The Department of Computer Science and Engineering celebrates 50 years!

Rooms are now available at the beautiful Buffalo Marriott Niagara hotel!

'Stronger CSE @ UB, Better You and Me' by Preet Desai

Event Date: September 28, 2017

Computer Science [and Engineering] Timeline

Highlights from the Department of Computer Science (CS) and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

  • 3/20/19

    Click here to see our entire timeline of the first 50 years of Computer Science and Engineering at UB.

  • Ridge Lea
    3/20/19

    UB assigns us our first home on the Ridge Lea Campus. 

  • Milestone: 5 Faculty
    3/20/19

    The Computer Science Department at the University at Buffalo is formed within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences (FEAS).

  • Grad Programs at Inception
    3/20/19

    University course catalogs first describe our Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs.

  • Milestone: 10 Faculty
    3/20/19

    We achieve the ten faculty member milestone.

  • Chess-Playing Graphical Computer
    3/20/19

    Nick Findler buys a chess-playing graphical computer with NSF funds, beginning a long departmental tradition of incorporating games into our research.

  • Buffalo buffalo Buffalo
    2/10/20

    William J. Rapaport popularizes the grammatically-parsable phrase, "Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo".

  • Medical Image Processing Group
    3/20/19

    Gabor T. Herman develops a world-renowned Medical Image Processing Group from 1969 to 1981. 

  • No More Punchcards
    3/20/19

    We buy a Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) VAX 11/750 minicomputer. 

  • Bell Hall
    3/20/19

    We take up residence in Bell Hall, placing us in the center of North Campus activity and culture.

  • Milestone: 15 Faculty
    3/20/19

    We achieve the 15 (actually 16) faculty member milestone.

  • First Grad Conference
    3/20/19

    Jim Geller (PhD, '88) organizes our first annual grad conference to give our grad students a forum to show off their current research.

  • Milestone: 20 Faculty
    3/20/19

    We achieve the 20 faculty member milestone.

  • 25th Anniversary
    3/20/19

    We celebrate our 25th anniversary with a banquet and a symposium.

  • CCS
    3/20/19

    The university establishes a multidisciplinary Center for Cognitive Science, uniting computer science with cognitive psychology disciplines.

  • Milestone: 25 Faculty
    3/20/19

    We achieve the 25 (actually 26) faculty member milestone.

  • CS + CE = CSE
    3/20/19

    The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is born!

  • Milestone: 30 Faculty
    3/20/19

    The merger accelerates us past the 30 faculty member milestone. Between '97 and '98, we grow from 26 to 33 faculty.

  • CCR
    5/9/19

    Russ Miller founds the Center for Computational Research, the university supercomputer cluster that has the capability of processing 60 billion operations per second.

  • Milestone: 35 Faculty
    3/20/19

    We enter the 2000s with 36 faculty.

  • 40th Anniversary
    3/20/19

    We convened at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

  • Davis Hall
    6/25/19

    Davis Hall—Our brand-new, state-of-the-art departmental headquarters.

  • Milestone: 40 Faculty
    3/20/19

    We begin Fall 2015 with a strength of 40 faculty.

  • 50th Anniversary
    3/20/19

    The Department of Computer Science and Engineering celebrates its 50th anniversary.