In the Media

Public news media mentioning the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo.

12/6/18
An article in the Buffalo News reports a UB student team was among five finalists in a state Department of Health Aging Innovation Challenge, a crowdsource contest developed with HeroX to help older adults with daily activities.
11/29/18
An article on R&D Magazine interviews Wenyao Xu, associate professor of computer science and engineering, about 3D printed firearms and research he and colleagues are conducting to “fingerprint” the specific printer that a 3D-printed item originated from, enabling law enforcement agencies to track the origin of 3D-printed guns, counterfeit products and other goods.
10/27/18
An article in Fast Company by Wenyao Xu and Zhanpeng Jin, both associate professors of computer science and engineering, looks at their work to invent a new type of biometric involving “brain passwords” that is uniquely tied to a single human being and can be reset if needed.
10/25/18
An article in The Conversation by Wenyao Xu and Zhanpeng Jin, both associate professors of computer science and engineering, looks at their work to invent a new type of biometric that is uniquely tied to a single human being and can be reset if needed.
10/24/18
An article on Tech Republic about 3D printing, common uses and what organizations adopting the technology need to know reports a group of UB researchers have devised a way to match patterns etched onto the surface of a 3D-printed object to the printer that produced it, a discovery that would make it possible to trace 3D printed guns.
10/23/18
An article on Digital Trends reports on research by Wenyao Xu, associate professor of computer science and engineering, that has discovered the first way to track 3D-printed objects, including guns, using the unique “fingerprints” that 3D printers leave on the objects they produce.
10/22/18
A story in the South China Morning Post about the ‘Eureka moments’ of China’s top 5 tech billionaires reports that one of them, Robin Li, an alumnus of UB who created Baidu, was inspired to create a search engine when, starting in middle school, he loved going to the library but found it hard to find what he wanted.  
10/22/18
Global coverage continued on a UB-developed method to track items, including guns, made on 3D printers. A story in Futurity quoted Wenyao Xu, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, who said: “3D printing has many wonderful uses, but it's also a counterfeiter's dream. Even more concerning, it has the potential to make firearms more readily available to people who are not allowed to possess them.”