Beginning this year, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences initiated five new awards to recognize faculty excellence in teaching and research.
CSE announces 2015 PhD student awards
SEAS announces 2015 faculty award winners.

William Rapaport is the recipient of the 2015 Barwise Prize from the American Philosophical Association (APA).

Associate Professor Kui Ren has been elevated to IEEE Fellow for his "Contributions to Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing and Wireless Networks​".
CSE Professor and Chair Chunming Qiao will be awarded the 2015 TC-CSR Distinguished Technical Achievement Award. This is a yearly award to recognize members of ComSoc Communications Switching & Routing TC for their technical contributions in the fields covered by CSR.
A team of six UB students (four of whom are CSE majors) was victorious in the inaugural Collegiate Pentesting Competition, a cybersecurity challenge held Nov. 7-8 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Representing CSE were: Woody Clark (BS/MS '16) of Batavia, Joe D’Amato (CEN BS '15, MS '16) of Buffalo, James Droste (CS BS Candidate '17) of Nanuet, and Jesse Freeman (BS/MS '16) of Buffalo.
Congratulations to Murat Demirbas, winner of the 2015 IEEE Big Data Best Paper Award.
CSE sends a postcard to students and alumni announcing the appointment of Chunming Qiao as department chair for the Fall 2015 - Spring 2018 term.
Dan Magnuszewski (CS BS '05) is CTO of ACV Auctions, winner of the 2015 43North $1M grand prize. ACV Auctions is a live wholesale marketplace for dealer-only automobile auctions.