UB - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Computer Science and Engineering

New Building Groundbreaking Ceremony

This concept scheme shows the new $75M Engineering building viewed from the northwest. The edge of Ketter Hall is visible on the right, just west of the new building. In 2008, UB demolished the trailers that had occupied this site. Ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 2011.

Welcome to the University at Buffalo's Department of Computer Science and Engineering's (CSE) groundbreaking/alumni event web page! CSE has some exciting news to share with you about upcoming activities in April, 2009. You can Register online for any of these events.


Please attend our alumni symposium on Saturday, April 25, from 8:30AM to 3:30 PM at the Ramada. Look forward to guest appearances by CSE and University at Buffalo alums. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Ramada for our out-of-town alums. Mention 'The University at Buffalo' when reserving your room to receive the conference discount.


8:00 to 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 to 9:20 AM Welcome
Satish Tripathi, UB Provost and CSE Professor

Harvey Stenger, SEAS Dean and Professor
9:20 to 9:40 AM CSE Update
S.N. Srihari, SUNY Distinguished Professor
9:40 to 10:30 AM Trends in Storage
Tim Klein, Co-Founder and CEO, Atto Technology

Trends and Directions in Biometrics
John Schneider, President and CTO, UltraScan
10:20 to 11:00 AM Break
11:00 to 11:50 AM UB Strategic Strengths in Computing

Enabling Discovery and Innovation
Russ Miller, UB Distinguished Professor

Smart Environments
Venu Govindaraju, UB Distinguished Professor
Director, Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors
11:50 to Noon Poster Awards to CSE Graduate Students
Gina B. Hammond, Director, Integrated Management & Support Services Operations CSC
Noon to 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 to 1:40 PM IT Industry Move Towards Quality
Paul Buckley, President, Applied Sciences Group

1:40 to 2:20 PM Alumni Updates
Gina B. Hammond, Director, Integrated Management & Support Services Operations CSC
Vinodh Gopal, Senior Staff Architect in Intel's Digital Enterprise Group (DEG)
Bin Zhang, Senior Research Scientist, Merck & Co.
2:20 to 2:40 PM Break
2:40 to 3:20 PM AI: Trends and Directions
Stu Shapiro, CSE Professor<

Trends in Cyber Security at UB
Shambhu Upadhyaya, CSE Professor
3:20 to 3:30 PM Closing Remarks
Aidong Zhang, CSE Professor and next CSE Chair