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.

Tech Talk with UB VPCIO Brice Bible Episode 2: Venu Govindaraju, PhD

Brice is joined by UB’s VP of Research & Economic Development, Venu Govindaraju, to discuss UB’s rich history with AI research, how UB is leading the way in AI development for good, and how AI will change education in the future.

Podcast: Detecting Deception

Working as a bouncer during college, Mark Frank found he could learn a lot about people by observing their gestures and expressions. Today the communications professor is a globally recognized expert on nonverbal communication who advises the FBI and the CIA. In this episode of Driven to Discover, Frank explains how he’s able to get the truth out of even the most practiced liars.

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.

Research News

  • Nature links Indigenous perspective, STEM

    The connection to nature is “its own science,” says UB physics major and NASA intern Alyssa Warrior.

  • Changing the Black East Side

    Spurred by the “Harder We Run” report, a pilot iinitiative will holistically tackle one neighborhood’s social determinants of health.

  • UB, Oishei Children’s Hospital part of PCORI clinical trial

    The study aims to curb hypertension and mental health issues in postpartum women, particularly those from marginalized populations.