"Being back at my alma mater is my obvious inspiration. I know that UB is one of best in the world. Every day when I leave my office, I think to myself, 'I hope what I did today made UB a better place,' said John Crassidis, who was recently recognized with the celebrated Samuel P. Capen professorship. 

Participants in the Three Minute Thesis competition proved that it's possible to explain complicated research in a brief — and interesting — way.


UB political and computer science major Michael P. Brown is a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 for graduate study.

An article in Business First reports an autonomous electric bus called Olli is coming to the UB North Campus in the spring, where it will be overseen by Adel Sadek, director of UB’s Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics, and Chunming Qiao, chair of computer science and engineering, both in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
An article on the website of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International reports UB recently purchased a driverless Olli bus that will be operated by researchers on private or sanctioned-off roads on campus, and quotes Adel Sadek, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, and Chunming Qiao, SUNY Distinguished Professor and chair of computer science and engineering.

Director of UB’s RENEW Institute and SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, Goyal was cited for advances in materials science and superconducting materials.

Aidong Zhang, a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is one of 54 computer scientists named a 2017 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Zhang is being recognized for her contributions to bioinformatics and data mining.
Weifeng Su, a professor in UB’s Department of Electrical Engineering, has been elevated to Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
“To be surrounded by like-minded, driven women was awe-inspiring. It was thrilling to recognize that, unlike what the statistics say, there are definitely women in computer science,” said Doris Kwan, co-director of UB’s Scientista.
Blaine Pfeifer has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He will be inducted into the College of Fellows Class of 2018 this spring as part of AIMBE’s Annual Event, to be held April 8-9 in Washington, D.C.