Student News


A team of UB students got the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of a penetration tester, breaking into and exploiting different computer systems and software at the annual Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition international finals.


Students in associate professor Andreas Stavridis’ reinforced concrete design class had a chance to experience something most undergraduate students do not: seeing the beams they designed and built put to the test.


“I wanted to bring the club back because I wanted students to have more exposure to industry, beyond design engineering,” says civil engineering senior Mustafa Shakoor.


A team of computer science and engineering graduate students are participating in the first-ever eBay Machine Learning Challenge, to help the industry giant find ways to make sense of its massive amounts of unstructured data.


“Part of it is the practicality. We learn all about theory, but we don’t actually see it put into practice,” says Esteban Orellana, a senior civil engineering student, “this was a good opportunity to actually see it for ourselves.”


Hien Nguyen, a PhD student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, received the best poster award of the Separations Division at the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting for his work on carbonized membrane materials.