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Mining 'big data' to improve transportation

A UB-led research team has received a $1.4 million federal grant to "mine" data collected by GPS units and smartphones to enhance and improve transportation systems and policy.

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Ten proposals from across the university have been awarded funding for 2012-13 from the “E Fund,” a competitive program to spur collaborative initiatives that will expand the institution’s impact and enhance the student educational experience.


Nallan C. Suresh, Ph.D., associate professor of manufacturing and operations management in the School of Management, was lead editor of a recently released book that details the latest theory and practice of streamlining manufacturing operations.


In its first year of operation, the UB Business Alliance has received a "Project of the Year" award from a national organization, boosted its royalty income and the numbers of inventions disclosed and made significant changes in its incubator facility, making it easier for start-ups to rent space. The UB Business Alliance will mark these and other accomplishments at an anniversary celebration to be held Jan. 26 in the Center for the Arts.


Making sure that cell-phone calls go through, particularly in times of disaster, as well as at times of heaviest use, is the goal of new architecture for next-generation wireless systems for cellular telephones being proposed by researchers at the University at Buffalo.


A new architecture for next-generation wireless systems for cellular phones proposed by University at Buffalo researchers could provide an efficient and flexible way to extend outdoor coverage, as well as provide indoor coverage, without building additional cellular phone towers.


Alex Anas, Ph.D., Frank H. and Josephine L Goodyear Professor in the Department of Economics in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, who has developed a new strategic-planning model that will allow urban planners to examine alternative "what-if" scenarios in advance and predict their consequences, and his interdisciplinary project team have received a $450,000 award from the National Science Foundation to continue their three-year study of the effect of different infrastructure investment-and-financing strategies on the development of metropolitan areas.


Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed the first approach that achieves both high-bandwidth efficiency and fast recovery speeds in protecting mission-critical computer connections against high-speed network failures.


In response to feedback from industry practitioners, the University at Buffalo School of Management will offer a new Master's of Science program in Supply Chains and Operations Management (MS-SC&OM) beginning in the fall.


Faculty experts from the University at Buffalo Law School and School of Management are available for commentary on Delphi's bankruptcy and its likely impact on Delphi workers, the Buffalo Niagara economy and the U.S. auto industry.