Experts by Expertise: Computer Science

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  • Head shot of James Chen.
    8/16/21

    James M. Chen

    Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Expertise: materials science, turbulence, energy harvesting, hypersonic/supersonic vehicles, aerodynamics, nonequilibrium phenomena, high-performance computing

    Phone: 716-645-3163

    Email: chenjm@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of David Doermann, University at Buffalo faculty expert on artificial intelligence.
    11/16/23

    David Doermann

    SUNY Empire Innovation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, image analysis and recognition, document analysis, media forensics

    Phone: 716-645-1557

    Email: doermann@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Joana Gaia, University at Buffalo digital security and privacy expert.
    8/16/21

    Joana Gaia

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Science and Systems

    Expertise: health information systems; business intelligence; digital security and privacy; data analytics; emergency management; girls and STEM careers

    Contact: Joana Gaia can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or mgt-pr@buffalo.edu.

  • Portrait of Venu Govindaraju.
    1/5/24

    Venu Govindaraju

    Vice President for Research and Economic Development

    Expertise: artificial intelligence, including document analysis recognition, machine learning, pattern recognition, biometrics and generative AI

    Phone: 716-645-3321

    Email: govind@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Johannes Hachmann, University at Buffalo computational chemistry and materials design expert.
    8/16/21

    Johannes Hachmann

    Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Expertise: computational chemistry; molecular and materials modeling; cheminformatics; machine learning; big data; materials discovery and design

    Phone: 716-645-1524

    Email: hachmann@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Yingjie Hu, University at Buffalo faculty expert on GIScience and data mining.
    12/14/23

    Yingjie Hu

    Assistant Professor of Geography

    Expertise: GIScience, spatial analysis, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, big data

    Phone: 716-645-1820

    Email: yhu42@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Kenneth Joseph, University at Buffalo computing for social good expert.
    1/22/24

    Kenneth Joseph

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: computing for social good; societal impacts of social media and online platforms (including in news and politics); inequality and societal divides; artificial intelligence

    Phone: 716-645-0682

    Email: kjoseph@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Mark Karwan, University at Buffalo expert on sports scheduling.
    8/16/21

    Mark H. Karwan

    Praxair Professor of Operations Research

    Expertise: sports scheduling, especially in the NFL

    Phone: 716-645-2422

    Email: mkarwan@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Eva Zurek.
    8/16/21

    Tevfik Kosar

    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: big data, cloud computing, distributed systems, high-performance computing, green computing, energy-efficient systems

    Phone: 716-645-2323

    Email: tkosar@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Jianqiang Wang, University at Buffalo expert on information science and information retrieval systems.
    8/16/21

    Jianqiang Wang

    Associate Professor of Information Science

    Expertise: information retrieval, cross-language information retrieval, information retrieval systems for short text and social media conversations

    Phone: 716-645-2412

    Email: jw254@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Siwei Lyu, University at Buffalo deepfakes, digital media forensics and computer vision expert.
    1/26/24

    Siwei Lyu

    SUNY Empire Innovation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: digital media forensics, deepfakes, computer vision, machine learning, art authentication

    Phone: 716-645-1587

    Email: siweilyu@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Sarah Muldoon.
    8/16/21

    Sarah Muldoon

    Associate Professor of Mathematics

    Expertise: brain activity, brain networks, network neuroscience

    Phone: 716-645-6284

    Email: smuldoon@buffalo.edu

  • Bina Ramamurthy, research associate professor of computer science.
    8/31/21

    Bina Ramamurthy

    Professor of Teaching in Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: Blockchain; blockchain and cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Ether) and non-fungible tokens; data-intensive computing; big data platforms


    Phone: 
    716-645-3182

    Email: bina@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Kenneth W. Regan.
    9/28/22

    Kenneth W. Regan

    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: cheating in chess

    Phone: 716-645-4738

    Email: regan@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Adel Sadek.
    10/26/23

    Adel Sadek

    Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: traffic, traffic at border-crossings, traffic in bad weather, smart cities, electric, autonomous and conventional vehicles

    Phone: 716-645-4367

    Email: asadek@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Rohini Srihari, University at Buffalo artificial intelligence and natural language processing expert.
    12/7/23

    Rohini Srihari

    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: natural language processing, artificial intelligence, social bots, virtual assistants (Alexa, Siri), chatbots, social media mining, multilingual text mining, search

    Phone: 716-645-1602

    Email: rohini@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Shambhu Upadhyaya, University at Buffalo cybersecurity expert.
    8/16/21

    Shambhu Upadhyaya

    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: cybersecurity, hacking, encryption, cyberattacks, protecting infrastructure from cyber threats

    Phone: 716-645-3183

    Email: shambhu@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Peter Winkelstein, University at Buffalo faculty expert on electronic health records.
    8/16/21

    Peter Winkelstein

    Executive Director of the Institute for Healthcare Informatics

    Expertise: electronic health/medical records; medical informatics; ethics and informatics; computer modeling

    Phone: 716-881-7546. Winkelstein can also be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or drsitler@buffalo.edu.

    Email: pwink@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Jinjun Xiong.
    1/12/24

    Jinjun Xiong

    Director of the UB Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

    Expertise: artificial intelligence; novel AI algorithms for computer vision, natural language processing and speech processing; optimizing software and hardware for AI

    Phone: 716-645-4760

    Email: jinjun@buffalo.edu