Associated UB Centers and Initiatives

Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL)

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), based in the School of Management, enhances the talents and operating abilities of practicing entrepreneurs. This peer-based, mentor-driven program helps to empower business leaders to overcome business challenges, create new opportunities and develop meaningful connections within the business community.

Transportation Informatics University Transportation Center

Transportation Informatics (TransInfo) mines the wealth of data by employing a wide variety of methods, tools and models, including methods from Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Statistics, and Database Systems.  When these methods are applied to large datasets (these are now often referred to as “Big Data”) that have been appropriately compiled and fused together, the result is invaluable and actionable information that can help improve transportation systems efficiency, safety, sustainability and resiliency, inform and guide transportation planning, investment decisions, and transportation policies.

Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE)

The mission of TCIE, located in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is to be a leader in building the economy by strengthening businesses and communities through excellence in service. TCIE’s approach is to be a leading university extension service organization recognized for collaborating with diverse partners and providing a broad array of services to its stakeholders.

MCEER (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research)

MCEER, located within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is a national center of excellence dedicated to the discovery and development of new knowledge, tools and technologies that equip communities to become more disaster resilient in the face of earthquakes and other extreme events. MCEER accomplishes this through a system of multidisciplinary, multi-hazard research, in tandem with complimentary education and outreach initiatives.