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An image of UB's driving simulator
12/20/16

The grant builds upon UB’s interdisciplinary research efforts to make traffic systems smarter, safer and more sustainable.

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2/16/17
An article in Business First about self-driving technology reports UB has received a $1.2 million grant, funded by the National Science Foundation, to build a testing platform for companies seeking a benchmark on their technology, and quotes Chunming Qiao, chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the principal investigator on the research.
Cars on a snowy road and Twitter logos.
12/2/15

It’s “Snowing like CRAZY up in here” and other tweets can boost computer models that guide traffic.

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1/31/17
An article on Futurity reports on UB research that suggests that data from Twitter and possibly other social media platforms can be used to improve event planning, route scheduling, crowd regulations and other subway operations, and quotes Qing He, Stephen Still Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering and Logistics.
Man tweeting on subway platform.
1/26/17

Preliminary study examines Mets-Yankees game and U.S. Open tennis, finds tweets effective for gathering real-time passenger info.

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1/5/17

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International reports on a $1.2 million grant that UB engineers received to develop a research platform, dubbed iCave2, for driverless and connected car research.

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7/10/14

Reducing one’s carbon footprint. Becoming comfortable with public transit. Exploring Buffalo. Those are some of the findings of a study that examined a pilot program that offered Metro Rail use to some UB students, faculty and staff for 20 months in 2011 and 2012.

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1/10/17

WIVB-TV quotes Chunming Qiao and Kevin Hulme in a story about UB's $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study self-driving cars.

12/28/07

How prepared is New York for another terrorist attack or major disaster? That's the question a group of researchers and disaster-response experts will discuss at a two-day conference addressing ways to protect New York City and New York State.

10/29/12

University at Buffalo faculty members are available to discuss challenges relating to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, including threats to buildings, infrastructure and water supplies.