CSE 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 28 - October 1, 2017 | University at Buffalo

Things to do in Buffalo

Buffalo is a historic city on the rise with one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation. Listed by Travel + Leisure magazine as America’s Favorite City and ranked one of the best cities in which to attend college, Buffalo is beloved by UB students for its fantastic culture and memorable people. Bonus: we’re in the perfect location. By bus, train, car or air, you’re less than 90 minutes from cities like New York, Toronto, D.C. and Philly.

In a city as diverse as Buffalo, you can always find something fun to do, whether it's taking a leisurely walk in one of our glorious Olmsted-designed parks or taking in a thought-provoking work of art at dozens of art galleries.


World-class galleries, a robust theater scene and music for every ear make Western New York a major arts destination. Our riches include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, BPO and Shea's.


Stand where Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office. Gaze at the terminus of the Erie Canal. Wander through a fort that played a pivotal role in the French and Indian War.


Chicken wings put our city on the culinary map, but there’s much more to Buffalo’s diverse food scene. A broad selection of upscale restaurants and ethnic eateries reflects the region’s cultural mix.


From quaint pubs and cozy corner coffeehouses to stylish dance clubs and eclectic live-music joints, you’re sure to find a scene in one of several distinct districts that suits your style and your budget.


Hiking, skiing, water sports and more: The area’s outdoor scene offers an array of opportunities to be active year-round. We’ve got top-rated golf courses, not to mention Lake Erie and the Niagara River.


Buffalo is home to two major professional sports teams—the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills and the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres—and some of the world’s most spirited fans.

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 acheivements 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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Pavan Aduri
Vineet Aguiar
Carl Alphonce
Olivia Alphonce
Joan Bahl
Pradeep Bahl
Vic Bahl
Sarbani Banerjee
Ranjan Bangari Lokappa
Sourabh Bhagat
Ethan Blanton
Marina Blanton
Debra Burhans
Carla Calucci
Xiaojun (matt) Cao
Varun Chandola
Chang Wen Chen
Changyou Chen
Roger Choplin
James Clay
Jeffrey Czyz
Karthik Dantu
Gary Davidian
Adrienne Decker
Robert Delzoppo
Murat Demirbas
Hu Ding
Wen Dong
Naveena Elango
Christopher Erhorn
Jingyuan Fan
Gian Pietro Farina
Jeff Forys
Timothy Fossum
Robert Fritzinger
Marco Gaboardi
Mingchen Gao
Bob Girardi
Sreenivas Gollapudi
Kannan Govindarajan
Venu Govindaraju
Chaowen Guan
Tong Guan
Abhishek Gupta
Rakesh Gupta
Larry Haimowitz
Susan Haller
Norman Hayes
Xin He
Elenora Heffner
Reid Heffner
Matthew Hertz
Robin Hill
Alan Hunt
Mohammad Iftekhar Husain
Shanelle Ileto
Bharat Jayaraman
Padma Jayaraman
Zhanpeng Jin
Kevin Keane
Oliver Kennedy
Helene Kershner
Swapnil Khedekar
Chloe Ko
Natalie Ko
Steve Ko
Nikita Ganesh Konda
Tevfik Kosar
Dimitrios Koutsonikolas
Linda Krasinski
Vinoothrao Kulkarni
Deepak Kumar
Sanjiban Kundu
Sunil Kunjappan Vasu
Kay Kwon
Hansheng Lei
Wei Loon Leong
Zheshuo Li
Hwa Liu
Jiawen Liu
Xin Liu
John Loverso
Susan Loverso
Kumar Madurai
Mary Ann Meyer
Ashish Naik
Nils Napp
Hung Ngo
Rad Niazadeh
Averill Paes
Roopa Pai
Sunil Pai
Sixu Piao
Sheena Ratnam Priya
Sai Kiran Putta
Chunming Qiao
Zhan Qin
Weihao Qu
Bina Ramamurthy
Kenneth Regan
Deborah Regan Howe
Kui Ren
Swapnoneel Roy
Atri Rudra
Saba Saadatniaki
Nishant Sankaran
A. Erdem Sariyuce
Sridhar Seshadri
Srirangaraj Setlur
Caren Shapiro
Stuart Shapiro
Gholam Sheikholeslami
Tom Siracusa
D. Sivakumar
Ram Sridhar
Rohini Srihari
Sargur Srihari
Geetha Srikantan
Ramachandran Subramanian
James Swiderski
Shambhu Upadhyaya
Zhen Wang
Hongyi Wu
Fei Xu
Jinhui Xu
Wenyao Xu
Liuyi Yao
Seokhoon Yoon
Dantong Yu
Aidong Zhang
Longfei Zhang
Tianhang Zheng
Lukasz Ziarek
Jaric Zola


Keynote speakers for Friday and Saturday have been announced.

Registration for the CSE50 Anniversary Celebration is now open!

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

CSE50 Media

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.

Computer Science and Engineering 50 years video

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

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

Event Date: September 28, 2017