Associated UB Centers and Initiatives

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), based in the School of Management, enhances the talents and operating abilities of practicing entrepreneurs. This peer-based, mentor-driven program helps to empower business leaders to overcome business challenges, create new opportunities and develop meaningful connections within the business community.

Transportation Informatics (TransInfo) mines the wealth of data by employing a wide variety of methods, tools and models, including methods from Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Statistics, and Database Systems.  When these methods are applied to large datasets (these are now often referred to as “Big Data”) that have been appropriately compiled and fused together, the result is invaluable and actionable information that can help improve transportation systems efficiency, safety, sustainability and resiliency, inform and guide transportation planning, investment decisions, and transportation policies.

The mission of TCIE, located in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is to be a leader in building the economy by strengthening businesses and communities through excellence in service. TCIE’s approach is to be a leading university extension service organization recognized for collaborating with diverse partners and providing a broad array of services to its stakeholders.

UB’s Energy Diversification Initiative addresses critical national energy needs through a strategic initiative in faculty and facilities. It will achieve this through four areas of focus: energy infrastructure (generation, transmission, and storage), energy policy and law, business of energy, and energy education.

MCEER, located within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is a national center of excellence dedicated to the discovery and development of new knowledge, tools and technologies that equip communities to become more disaster resilient in the face of earthquakes and other extreme events. MCEER accomplishes this through a system of multidisciplinary, multi-hazard research, in tandem with complimentary education and outreach initiatives.

The New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII), located within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, emphasizes the use of visualization, interactive environments, cyberinfrastructure, and advanced design theory & methodology to address complex analysis and design problems, and promotes innovation in product design and manufacturing.

The NSF Center for e-Design, a part of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) Program, provides a mechanism for multiple industry and university partners to collaborate on industry defined research projects, network with practitioners and academics with common interests and challenges, and access NSF funding sources more easily.