Our Research Changes Lives

UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do touches lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.


The false missile alert that sparked chaos in Hawaii was the result of a poorly designed alert system that lacked safeguards against human error, says a UB engineer.


New UB research has discovered redundancy in our taste system, shedding light on how our cells detect flavors in foods such as bacon, sugar and coffee.  



Cybercriminals, look out. UB researchers have discovered how to trace a single photo back to the smartphone that captured it, regardless of make or model.