A team of UB students got the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of a penetration tester, breaking into and exploiting different computer systems and software at the annual Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition international finals.

An opinion piece in The MIT Press Reader cites UB research in arguing that journalists need to get better at interpreting statistics and research studies.

From analyzing the avocado genome to designing a stingray-inspired space exploration vehicle, here are some highlights from a year of discovery.


Steve Ko, associate professor of computer science and engineering and co-director of undergraduate studies, received a best paper award at MobiCom 2019.

Jaric Zola, assistant professor of computer Science and engineering, has been invited to serve as an associate editor for the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC).

A team of computer science and engineering graduate students are participating in the first-ever eBay Machine Learning Challenge, to help the industry giant find ways to make sense of its massive amounts of unstructured data.

A story on about Latvian-Czech chess player Igors Rausis, who was stripped of his GM title after a rulilng from the FIDE Ethics Commission, mentions Ken Regan, an associate professor of computer science and engineering.
With finals approaching, student workloads are at an all-time high – and so are stress levels. Undergraduate students Anant Patni and Angad Minhas used their technical backgrounds to create several apps featuring soothing sounds to help others relax.
Fei Xu and Bhargava Urala Kota, both PhD students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and part of UB’s Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS), received Best Paper Awards at the 15 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR).
Seventeen faculty and staff from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are among those who were honored for notable achievement, service and teaching at UB's 16th annual Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.