We were lucky to count these eminent research scientists on our faculty roster for a while.  They advanced their fields (many even helped found to those fields), built our reputation, and inspired generations of students.

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Raj Acharya

UB Faculty, 1988-2001

Raj, an expert in big data mining and bioinformatics, is dean of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Jin-Yi Cai

UB Faculty, 1993-2000

Jin-Yi, a renowned theoretician, is professor of computer science and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Jian Pei

UB Faculty, 2002-2004

Jian is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Big Data Science and a Professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University.

William J. Rapaport

UB Faculty, 1984-2012

An expert on intentionality and artificial intelligence, Bill is the winner of the American Philosophical Association's 2015 Barwise Prize.

Alan L. Selman

UB Faculty, 1990-2014

UB recruited Alan, an expert on computational complexity, to become CS department chair in 1990.

Stuart C. Shapiro

UB Faculty, 1977-2012

A renowned expert in Artificial Intelligence, Stu is the founding chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department (formed by the merging of the Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs in 1998).