UB's Expertise in Artificial Intelligence

The University at Buffalo is a national leader in artificial intelligence, from research and application to educational programs. UB continues to make strategic investments in people, programs and facilities to enhance the university’s national leadership in AI — including courses that highlight intersectionality between AI and education — to prepare the next generation of students for success.

Artificial Intelligence Tackles Some of the World’s Most Challenging Problems

UB utilizes AI’s machine learning capabilities to boost health equity in the community, including increased disease surveillance, accurate diagnostics, digital pathology and enhanced safety of medical products and processes.

In the future, researchers could use robots to identify and assist children with speech disorders – by equipping them with artificial intelligence to "observe" classes…and look for speech and language issues that might otherwise go uncaught until a child falls behind.

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The Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (IAD) is positioning UB as an international leader in creating, curating and disseminating data and computing-related knowledge and skills.

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Deception Awareness and Resilience Training (DART) leverages a $5M NSF Convergence Accelerator award to refine gaming strategies designed for and with older adults to help recognize and navigate scams.

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“For more than five centuries, authors have used variations of the phrase ‘Seeing is believing.’ But in just the past half-decade we’ve come to realize that’s no longer always true,” said Doermann, PhD, director of UB’s Artificial Intelligence Institute.

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The Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS) - Advancing biometric technologies for civilian and homeland security, integrating pattern recognition and machine learning algorithms with sensors technology. CUBS pioneered the handwriting interpretation system now used by USPS.

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Accurate information is required for vigorous public debate within a democracy. The Center for Information Integrity (CII) is devoted to the identification and amelioration of dis- and misinformation that pollutes the public sphere.

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UB is developing projects in familiar and fresh areas of civilian security, including trustworthy AI, information authenticity and blockchain. UB was awarded $3.4 million for expanded cybersecurity training program.
New study explores factors that increase adoption of AI in teams.

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The Artificial Intelligence Innovation Lab (A2IL) is focused on projects such as disease identification and/or progression, analyzing deep learning capabilities leveraging multimodal AI inputs such as video (facial reactions), audio (voice) and text (answers to the stimuli), Intra-and Inter-Document association, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system analysis to realize efficiencies.

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Research focused on Swarm Robotics, Human Robot Interaction and Space Robotics. Featuring Autonomous Vehicles; Robots (Robot dog adds to UB’s collection of cool gadgets October 12, 2022 and Structure for Outdoor Autonomy Research (SOAR).

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University at Buffalo students have placed near the top of an international TinyML Design Contest meant to inspire an artificial intelligence revolution in life-saving defibrillators.

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AI for Materials Innovation - Research at the nexus of materials informatics, human-machine interactions and robotics leading to accelerated innovation in environmentally conscious materials manufacturing and sustainable materials design.

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Meet Dr. Venu Govindaraju

Venu Govindaraju, PhD, is the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, a SUNY Distinguished Professor in Computer Science and a nationally and internationally recognized research scientist in artificial intelligence who pioneered the Handwriting Interpretation System now used by USPS. Serving on the SUNY AI Taskforce as co-chair, he will work to outline a 5-year strategy for harnessing AI in education, as well as developing training across the SUNY 64-member campus system to create a highly skilled NYS workforce in AI. Govindaraju has garnered more than $95M in research funding – including $20M from the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) – to establish the National AI Institute for Exceptional Education, for which he is Director and PI.

Venu Govindaraju.

Artificial Intelligence in Action - Research and Innovation Spotlight

AI and Education: Young girl with digital mathematical equations in background and foreground.

AI in Education

UB leads the National AI Institute for Exceptional Education - funded by the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Education – which aims to close educational gaps by developing advanced AI technologies to aid nearly 3.4 children in the U.S. with speech and language processing challenges. The five-year, $20 million institute will develop assistive technologies to help provide earlier universal screening to school-aged children who are at a higher risk of falling behind in their educational development. The institute is working to combat the nationwide shortage of speech-language pathologists (SLP) exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Physicians reviewing electronic medical records and test results on AI generated display.

AI in Healthcare

UB pioneers the use of artificial intelligence enabled by the convergence of big data, machine learning and high-performance computing systems to discover innovations to transform the healthcare industry. UB is well-positioned to shape the future of AI-assisted, human-centered healthcare through a comprehensive understanding of healthcare data as well as the biological and clinical problems underlying patient care. As a national leader in engineering, medicine and the health sciences, AI can be a helpful tool in understanding the contributions to disease, predicting patient responses to drugs or medical interventions, and addressing global health challenges by tracking the spread of infectious diseases.

Jinjun Xiong.

Jinjun Xiong

Xiong, a leading expert in AI algorithms and applications, explains how AI's untapped possibilities have the potential to improve lives and create a better world for all.

Siwei Lyu

Siwei Lyu, director of the UB Media Forensic Lab at SUNY Buffalo, discusses the art of deepfakes, and what makes them particularly difficult to distinguish from reality.

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UB Supported Startups and Early-Stage Companies Leveraging AI

AI-enabled College Admissions Counseling platform that helps students navigate the complicated journey to college.

The AKALA program unleashes hidden potential and transforms students into the best possible college applicants they can be. The result is an intensely personalized pathway for each student to land at the perfect-fit college or other post-high school  journey.

Laila is a hiring platform that leverages proprietary models to match companies and candidates. With Laila, candidates find better career opportunities, and companies find talent that matches their company's values and expectations of ability. Laila utilizes a HireGPTTM powered platform, an on-demand network of expert tech recruiters combined with instant AI-driven candidate evaluations.

V-Markings brings real-time updates of road changes to the autonomous vehicle industry. The company’s technology detects changes to the road networks, empowering Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, HD Maps, and other end users with an always up-to-date picture of the real world. V-Markings data provides access to rich insights and time-critical information, including work zones, pattern changes, and new construction.

AI automates your fundraising workflow end to end, so you can concentrate on the most crucial aspect: building strong relationships.

The world's first GPT powered CRM: built explicitly for creating meaningful investor interactions and automatically driving your funnel forward with AI personalized email scripts. Finta AI automatically uses your deal information to prospect the best investors for your company's offering.

Meet the Experts Revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence

Get to know other UB faculty experts pioneering ground-breaking research in artificial intelligence.