In the Media

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

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.” 
10/22/18
An article in Mechanical Engineering magazine, a publication of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), reports on research by Nils Napp, assistant professor of computer science, to develop autonomous robots that can overcome uneven terrain and other obstacles.
10/19/18
An article on CNET in the U.S., UK and Australia 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.