CSE 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 28 - October 1, 2017 | University at Buffalo

BEST MEMORIES OF CSE AT UB

CSE50 AWARD BANQUET

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Keynote Speakers

Friday, September 29th

Director, Mobility & Networking Research Group
Microsoft
MS'88, BS'86, University at Buffalo

Steenbock Professor,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
ACM Fellow, Theory/Algorithms

Professor, School of Computing Science
Simon Fraser University
ACM/IEEE Fellow, Data Mining

Saturday, September 30th

Chancellor, University of California, Merced
Former President, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Fellow, IEEE/AAAS
MS'72, University at Buffalo

Invited Talks

Associate Professor, Computer Science
Iowa State University
PhD'01, University at Buffalo

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Michigan State University
PhD'15, University at Buffalo

Motwani Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer Science
Stanford University

Director of Research, Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative
Past President, IEEE Computer Society
IEEE  Fellow, Computer Systems Organization and Microprogramming
PhD'71, University at Buffalo

Professor and Director, Cybersecurity
Old Dominion University
PhD'02, MS'00, University at Buffalo

Panelists

Dean, Rudy Professor of Engineering
Computer Science and Informatics
Indiana University Bloomington

Founder, President, and CEO, Iconics
Co-Chair, CSE Industrial Advisory Board
BS'76, University at Buffalo

Senior Software Engineer,
Bloomberg L.P.
MS'13, University at Buffalo

Senior Vice President of Engineering,
Salesforce
MS'06, University at Buffalo

Independent Consultant
Formerly with Oracle Corporation
BA'72, University at Buffalo

Professor and Chair, Computer Science
Boston University
Fellow, IEEE/ACM
MS'90, University at Buffalo

portrait of Justin DelVecchio.
Justin DelVecchio

CUBRC
MS'04, University at Buffalo

Assistant Vice President, SRC
MS'76, University at Buffalo
 

Entrepreneur-in-Residence,
University at Buffalo
BS'76, University at Buffalo

President and CEO, SofTrek
Co-Chair, CSE Industrial Advisory Board
BS'79, University at Buffalo

portrait of Ed Goit.
Ed Goit

Retired
Formerly Program Manager at Leidos, Inc.
MS'69, University at Buffalo

Research Scientist, Google
PhD'04, University at Buffalo

Co-Founder and VP, DxContinuum
PhD'96, University at Buffalo

portrait of Norman Hayes.
Norman Hayes

Juniper Networks
BS'80, University at Buffalo

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
University at Buffalo

Group Leader,
Software Development/R&D, Bloomberg
MS'04, University at Buffalo

Professor of Computer Science,
Bryn Mawr College
PhD'93, MS'88, University at Buffalo

Entrepreneurial Software Engineer
BS'05, University at Buffalo

portrait of Gary Masterson.
Gary Masterson

Buffalo Computer Graphics
MS'79, University at Buffalo

portrait of Robert Myers.
Robert Myers

IBM Innovation Center Buffalo

Chief Technology Officer, Accolade
MS'89, University at Buffalo

portrait of Ashish Naik.
Ashish Naik

Google
PhD'94, University at Buffalo

portrait of Sridhar Seshadri.
Sridhar Seshadri

Synopsys
MS'93, University at Buffalo

Technical Staff, Google
PhD'96, University at Buffalo

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
University at Buffalo
PhD'92, University at Buffalo

SUNY Distinguished Professor, University at Buffalo
Program Director, National Science Foundation

With Remarks By

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

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

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo

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

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.