Fueling Research, Discovery, & Innovation

The University at Buffalo: A leading public research university and flagship of the SUNY System. Ranked third in the U.S. for innovation, first in New York State, and an esteemed member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).

Here is where ambition meets altruism, driving transformative research for global impact. Our breakthroughs result in new cures, advanced materials, and resilient communities, contributing to meaningful global change.

Strategic Research Fuels Innovation with Impact

Witness the transformation of scientific and technological breakthroughs into global impact—right here in our communities and beyond! Our research is groundbreaking. Explore the frontiers of artificial intelligence, advanced computing, semiconductors, biotechnology, and advanced energy and materials.

Tackling the world’s most extreme disasterscomplex energy and environmental issues, and leading the charge on creating a sustainable world for all.

Analyzing and synthesizing large-scale data to tackle a variety of research issues, from natural disasters to medical technologies.

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Research Insights and Discoveries

UB │ AI Chat Series: Harnessing AI for Public Good

UB | AI is a two-year series exploring how UB faculty across disciplines are harnessing artificial intelligence for the public good. Launched on September 6, 2023, the series will discuss AI's role in advancing societal good in the realms of education, health care and the arts, among others.

Podcast: AI for Social Good

As a young computer scientist at IBM, Jinjun Xiong was impressed when the company’s Watson computer won “Jeopardy!”. But he also thought we should be using AI to help people, not beat them. Today, as the director of UB’s Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, he’s spearheading multiple AI projects that do just that. In this episode of Driven to Discover, he talks to host Cory Nealon about all the ways AI can make our lives better, and why we shouldn’t be so afraid of it.

Podcast: Medication Overload

As a pharmacy resident, David Jacobs found that many of the clinical problems he ran into on rounds could not be solved by randomized trials, triggering a lifelong focus on real-world care. In this episode of Driven to Discover, the health services researcher discusses one of the more alarming failures of our health care system—medication-related harm—and how a UB initiative called Team Alice is striving to fix it.

Podcast: Nutrition and Cancer

A love of food led Danielle Meyer to become a dietitian. The joy of giving a cancer patient permission to eat ice cream led her to become a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition. In this episode of Driven to Discover, Meyer dispels common myths about trendy diets, superfoods, the sugar/cancer connection and more, and gives us all permission to eat chocolate cake for dinner if that’s what the day calls for.

Research News

  • Semiconductor advance could lead to improved electronic devices
    5/24/24

    A new study suggests the innovation could lower costs and increase flexibility.

  • Adolescent friendship and victimization
    5/22/24

    UB psychologist Julie Bowker has received an NSF grant to evaluate previously unexplored aspects of friendships and peer-victimization experiences during early adolescence.

  • UB artist part of Brooklyn public art installation
    5/20/24

    Mark Shepard is among the creators of an urban landscape intervention called Hedgework at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.