Last November, a team from UB entered the highly competitive Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge. While the multimillion-dollar competition is in its fourth year, this was the first time UB had participated in the challenge of creating a socialbot. They are now one of five teams to make it to the finals.
Several tech news outlets from India, including India Education Diary,The Cambay Post and News Karnataka, highlighted Venu Govindaraju, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, who addressed a symposium on artificial intelligence and social good.
India’s Education World reports that Venu Govindaraju, UB vice president for research and economic development and SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, will deliver one of the Distinguished Talks at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University’s upcoming international symposium on “Artificial Intelligence for Social Good.”
Minghui Zheng, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo, has won a 2021 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.