Our Research Changes Lives

UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do touches lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.


UB researchers found that infants raised in monolingual homes with multiple accents process language differently than their tiny counterparts from single-accent families.


The cost of structural fires in the U.S. reached a scorching $328 billion in 2014, a 50 percent increase since 1980, found UB engineers.  


With funding from IBM, UB computer scientists are developing software that improves Internet data transfer speeds without draining a device's battery power.