UB’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer's (VPCIO) organization is charged with providing vision, leadership, and long-range direction for the delivery of a robust and innovative cyber infrastructure to advance the university’s research and educational missions to achieve global 21st century prominence.
UB is a premier, research-intensive public university and a member of the Association of American Universities. As the largest, most comprehensive institution in the 64-campus State University of New York system, our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world.
The university is guided by its ambitious UB 2020 vision which seeks to enhance the university’s distinction and relevance among the world’s foremost research universities. With one of the nation’s largest international enrollments and affiliation agreements with over 80 universities in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa, UB is a global university in scope and impact.
UB's VPCIO organization provides oversight of information technology, computing services, and administrative information systems across the university and serves as the university’s principal technology leader with responsibility for UB’s overall technology environment, including essential support for the research and teaching activities of faculty and students and oversight of all applications and infrastructure related to administration and academics, information security and telecommunications.
With research being one of the pillars of UB’s mission, significant investments have been done to build robustness in the infrastructure that supports the research activities at the university. The three components of the infrastructure that the cyber infrastructure plan focuses on are advanced networking, high performance computing and identity management.