Published February 25, 2014
UB President Satish K. Tripathi is quoted in an article on the front page of the Buffalo News about yesterday’s announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo of a new information technology hub anchored by IBM that will bring 500 new jobs to downtown Buffalo and will receive significant state funding for construction and computer hardware. The article notes that the IBM center will be connected to the genomic medicine network that will utilize UB’s supercomputer. UB issues more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees annually in engineering, computer science and related fields, an ample pool of well-qualified potential workers for IBM, Tripathi said.
A related article in the Buffalo News looks at sites where the new center may be located, and notes it is a $100 million partnership of the State Data Center, UB and the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany, and is being created to train information technology professionals, educate IT employees and develop next-generation software to support state-of-the-art research in molecular research, genomics, energy efficiency and defense.
A number of stories about the new information technology hub also note that Michael Cadigan, IBM’s general manager for microelectronics systems and technology group, who was in Buffalo for the announcement, is a UB graduate.
The announcement received broad local coverage, with articles also appearing in Business First, WBFO-FM, WGRZ-TV, WIVB-TV, WKBW-TV and Time Warner Cable News.
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