Research & Innovation

The primary mission of the Center for Computational Research is to enable research and scholarship at UB by providing faculty, staff, and students with access to high-performance computing and visualization resources, including staff with expertise in computational science, parallel computing, software development, advanced database engineering, graphical user interfaces, portal design, bioinformatics, advanced data analytics and data driven science. 


Highlights of Research Facilitated by CCR Resources:

This section highlights just a few of the many research projects currently utilizing our resources.  We love hearing about the research being done on our systems!  Please contact us to be featured on our website

Professor Paul DesJardin of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and CCR user, employs computational fluid dynamics to develop a better understanding of the turbulent flow for improved predictions of fire intensity and growth.
Software and a website developed at CCR, miRdSNP, aim to enable researchers to further explore the effects of SNPs on micro-RNA binding in relation to human diseases by providing a database of manually curated disease-associated SNPs from the available literature
Sentient Science uses CCR cluster to advance its ability to create computational simulations of mechanical devices
Chemistry professor and CCR user, Jochen Autschbach, is a co-author of a paper that reports a major breakthrough regarding the properties of a catalyst that chemists have been seeking for decades.
CCR in collaboration with Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Hauptman-Woodward Institute, and others offer a 2 week intensive workshop for high school students every summer.
NSF has awarded a 5 yr grant renewal to CCR to continue development of tools & services to monitor and audit XSEDE cyberinfrastructure.
REDfly seeks to include all experimentally verified fly regulatory elements along with their DNA sequence, their associated genes, and the expression patterns they direct. Dr. Marc Halfon (Biochemistry) and CCR have built a valuable tool for the research community.
The goal of VHub is to provide a mechanism for globally collaborative research and development of computational models of volcanic processes and their integration with complex geospatial, observational, and experimental data.
CCR is collaborating with researchers at the Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) to develop an expert crystallization knowledge system built upon the vast library of historical data from crystallization experiments.
This project seeks to understand how retinal ganglion cells are generated and maintained. The knowledge obtained from this study will serve as guidance in future endeavors to develop preventive and therapeutic measures for diseases such as glaucoma & optic neuritis.