Businesses invited to attend exclusive meeting with key UB personnel

UB's Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

Limited seats remain for a unique opportunity to partner with UB

Release Date: December 6, 2018 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo’s Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) will host an exclusive meeting with key stakeholders to discuss partnering opportunities.

The CMI executive team will open up a handful of seats to businesses interested in learning about CMI’s capabilities, and how they can partner with the UB Center for Computational Research (CCR) and Department for Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) in the UB College of Arts and Sciences and UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The meeting is not open to the public.

Businesses interested in attending should email Tammy Wnuk, executive assistant in the UB Office of Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships, at

WHERE: Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences at UB at 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo, 14203.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 13. Highlights include:

  • 3-3:20 p.m.: High-performance computing overview.
  • 3:20-3:40 p.m.: Industry case studies.
  • 3:40-4 p.m.: UB faculty experts session.
  • 4-4:20 p.m.: Overview of Materials Design and Innovation department.
  • 4:20-4:50 p.m.: Roundtable discussion.

WHY: The CMI — one of 11 New York State Centers of Excellence — specializes in cutting edge materials science, big data analytics and advanced manufacturing expertise to drive critical research and development activities to impact private sector growth. CMI has a network of over 70 UB faculty members engaged in promising innovation with broad applications including new materials for 3D printing, database machine learning, novel biomaterials for drug delivery and much more.

CCR maintains a world-class computing infrastructure for New York State companies and UB faculty. The center’s computational scientists and software engineers are experts in modeling and simulation, software development, bioinformatics, machine learning, data analytics, parallel computing, visualization, urban simulation, database design and cluster management. CCR provides New York State businesses access to advanced computing resources to help them innovate, reduce time to market, and support research and development activities.

MDI is an interdisciplinary department centered on establishing knowledge discovery in materials science by harnessing the tools of information and data science. MDI addresses society's need for significant acceleration of design and discovery of new materials, a greater understanding of emergent properties of materials, and processing strategies that impact a broad range of technological applications including advanced manufacturing and biosciences and technology in a socially responsible manner.

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