Institute News

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.

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.
1/8/16
A story on WBFO-FM reports on a study by UB’s Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics that explored how weather-related tweets could provide an invaluable assessment of road conditions, and interviews Adel Sadek, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.
3/11/16

A story on WGRZ-TV’s Innovate WNY reports UB, through a research grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, is developing a platform for municipalities to gather crowdsourced social media posts to help predict traffic patterns.

6/24/16

A driverless SUV demonstration took place at UB in partnership with the Southwest Research Institute, UB’s Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics, the Transportation Informatics Tier 1 University Transportation Center, and Erie County.

6/22/16

The event, featuring elected officials and researchers, will highlight cutting-edge transportation research.

12/2/15

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

1/26/17

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

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.

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.