CSE 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 28 - October 1, 2017 | University at Buffalo

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Travel

Find everything you need to plan your trip—including information about campus parking, hotel reservations, and event locations. For information about area attractions please see Things to Do.

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Transportation and Parking

Transportation Guidelines
  • Guests staying at the Marriott and DoubleTree may use the free shuttle at the Center for Tomorrow (CFT) located near the corner of Maple Rd and Flint Rd.
  • Guests staying at Staybridge may use the free shuttle located near the corner of Sweet Home Rd and Rensch Rd.
  • Guests with special transportation needs can inquire by contacting the Department or by visiting the registration desk.
General Parking Instructions
  • Free parking on campus is available for the Thursday evening reception and for the events on Saturday and Sunday.
Parking on Friday, September 29th
  • Parking passes will be distributed to attendees on Friday morning outside the Center for the Arts. Guests should pull up to the main entrance where staff will be distributing parking passes. Please arrive early as parking may take time.
Transportation to Glen Oak on Friday, September 29th
  • A shuttle bus will be provided for Friday evening’s event at Glen Oak Golf Course. The shuttle will pick up guests at the Marriott hotel at 4:50pm. Guests staying at the Doubletree should walk to the Marriott to catch this shuttle. The shuttle will pick up guests at StayBridge at 5:00pm and stop in front of the Center for the Arts at 5:15pm. The shuttle will leave Glen Oak at 9pm to return guests to their hotels.
Instructions for the Bus Tour of Buffalo
  • Those registered for the bus tour of Buffalo can board the bus at 10am at the Center for the Arts. The bus will return to the Center for the Arts at 4:30pm.
UB Transportation Links

Hotel Reservations

Discounted rates have been negotiated at hotels nearby the University at Buffalo North Campus. To make reservations please use the information provided below.

Buffalo Marriott Niagara Hotel

Buffalo Marriott Niagara Hotel
1340 Millersport Highway
Amherst, NY 14221

Group Rate: 112.00 USD per night if booked by 9/7/2018
Reservation Link: CSE50 Anniversary Celebration

Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst

Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst
1290 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228

Group Rate: 107.00/117.00 USD per night
For Reservations: Call 716-276-8750 and mention the UB Department of Computer Science and Engineering

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Buffalo - Amherst

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Buffalo - Amherst
10 Flint Road
Amherst, New York 14226

Group Rate: 107.00 USD per night if booked by 9/8/2018
Reservation Link: University at Buffalo

Event Locations

Glen Oak - Golf and Banquet Facility

The 50th Anniversary Golf Outing and Cook-out Dinner on Friday, September 29th will be held at Glen Oak in Amherst, NY.

Glen Oak
711 Smith Road
East Amherst, NY 14051
716.688.5454
http://www.glenoak.com

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The Department of Computer Science is located on the 3rd floor of Davis Hall on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

Directions to other areas of the University at Buffalo can be found below.

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.