Ken Regan develops algorithms that detect cheating in chess games. His software compares a player's moves to a database of the player's typical gameplay, then makes an assessment of the statistical likelihood of cheating. Dr. Regan frequently consults at international chess matches.
Karthik Dantu owns the vision component of the RoboBee Initiative, led by the National Science Foundation and Harvard University. The "eyes" that Dr. Dantu is integrating are laser-powered sensors that enable the mechanical bees to orient themselves in space.
An article on PhysOrg reports UB has received a $584,469 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a tool designed to work with the existing computing infrastructure to boost data transfer speeds by more than 10 times, and quotes Tevfik Kosar, associate professor of computer science.
Wenyao Xu created AutoDietary—software that tracks the unique sounds produced by food as people chew it. AutoDietary, placed near the throat by a necklace delivery system developed at China's Northeastern University, helps users measure their caloric intake.
Jonathan Bessette, Fatak Borhani, Liam Christie and Dennis Fedorishin are among the 14 UB students to receive the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, the highest honor SUNY bestows upon its student.
Six School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students are among seven from UB to receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowships — which provide students freedom and funding — are one of the most competitive for graduate students in the U.S.
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences faculty members Lora Cavuoto and Wenyao Xu are among this year’s winners of the President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, the highest university award for undergraduate mentoring.
Fei Xu and Bhargava Urala Kota, both PhD students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and part of UB’s Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS), received Best Paper Awards at the 15 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR).
Seventeen faculty and staff from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are among those who were honored for notable achievement, service and teaching at UB's 16th annual Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.