Atri Rudra has been named the first Katherine Johnson Chair in Artificial Intelligence, which was established by a generous gift from computer science alums D. Sivakumar, PhD ’96, and Uma Mahadevan, PhD ’98.
How can technology be a part of the solution to addressing the immense and complex issue of racial inequality in the United States? That is one of the fundamental questions that computer scientist Kenny Joseph is undertaking in his research, which is supported by a NSF CAREER award.
Wenyao Xu created AutoDietary—software that tracks the unique sounds produced by food as people chew it. AutoDietary, placed near the throat by a necklace delivery system developed at China's Northeastern University, helps users measure their caloric intake.
Ken Regan develops algorithms that detect cheating in chess games. His software compares a player's moves to a database of the player's typical gameplay, then makes an assessment of the statistical likelihood of cheating. Dr. Regan frequently consults at international chess matches.
Karthik Dantu owns the vision component of the RoboBee Initiative, led by the National Science Foundation and Harvard University. The "eyes" that Dr. Dantu is integrating are laser-powered sensors that enable the mechanical bees to orient themselves in space.
An article on PhysOrg reports UB has received a $584,469 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a tool designed to work with the existing computing infrastructure to boost data transfer speeds by more than 10 times, and quotes Tevfik Kosar, associate professor of computer science.