Position SummaryThe Department of Computer Science and Engineering ( CSE ) atUniversity at Buffalo (UB) invites candidates to apply for thepositions of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or FullProfessor. We are particularly looking for candidates who canoperate effectively in a team environment and in a diversecommunity of students and faculty and share our vision of helpingall constituents reach their full potential.The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at thegraduate and undergraduate levels, mentor graduate students, advisestudents at all levels and maintain an active research program. Thesuccessful candidate for an Associate Professor or Full Professorposition should have a record of scholarly accomplishments,teaching experience and a sustained externally funded researchprogram. All areas of research expertise that complement theexisting research strengths in the department will be considered.Preference will be given to candidates in the following areas: (1)Software Systems broadly defined (including Database Systems,Distributed Systems, Programming Languages, Operating Systems,);(2) Emerging Computing Systems broadly defined (including EdgeComputing, Cloud Computing, High Performance Computing, MobileComputing, Computer Networks, and Quantum Computing). Other areasincluding Cybersecurity, Cyber Physical Systems, Data Analytics andInternet-of-Things will also be considered.The Department of Computer Science and Engineering ( CSE ) offersBS degrees in computer science (accredited by the ComputingAccreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org), and incomputer engineering (accredited by the Engineering AccreditationCommission of ABET, https://www.abet.org), a combined 5-year BS-MSprogram, a minor in computer science, a Certificate inData-Intensive Computing, and several joint programs (BS inComputer Science/ MBA, BS in Computational Physics, BA in SocialSciences Interdisciplinary – Cognitive Science Concentration, BS inBioinformatics and Computational Biology – CSE concentration) aswell as MS and PhD programs in Computer Science &Engineering.The department currently has over 40 tenure-track faculty, 12teaching faculty and approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors, 550masters’ students and 160 PhD students. Over twenty junior facultymembers have been hired since 2010, and we are continuing toexpand. Two members of our faculty currently hold key universityleadership positions, and eight members of our faculty are IEEEand/or ACM Fellows. The department is well known for offeringexcellent collaborative and nurturing environment for faculty.Recently, a cohort of ﬁve junior faculty received the CAREER awardsin 2019, setting a national record.Our faculty members are actively involved in cutting-edge researchand successful interdisciplinary programs and centers devoted tobiometrics; bioinformatics; biomedical computing; computational anddata science and engineering; computer vision and multimediasystems; database systems; document analysis and recognition;programming languages; high performance computing; cybersecurity;embedded, networked and distributed systems; machine learning andartificial intelligence; connected and autonomous vehicles andsustainable transportation; and theory of computation. Our facultyhas excellent publication records over the years. Since 2015, thedepartment has moved up its rank to be among the top 40 oncsrankings.org, and is among the top 25 in two recent years (2017and 2019). During the same period, our research expenditure hasgrown from $4.5 million (for AY 2015-2016) to $6.3 million (AY2019-2020).The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigiousAmerican Association of Universities, is the largest and mostcomprehensive university in The State University of New York ( SUNY) system, with about 22,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduatestudents and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering andApplied Sciences has 7,300 students enrolled across 9 academicdepartments.Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclecticneighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibranttheater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-widesystem of parks designed by renowned landscape architect FrederickLaw Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. Theawe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The departmentis located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area thatcombines outstanding public schools and servicesOutstanding Benefits PackageWorking at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. Thereare personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirementplan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthymix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort tosupport your work-life effectiveness.About UBThe University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive publicresearch university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifiesambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities toachieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultureschallenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed.Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to furtherknowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates whoare valued for their talents and their impact on global society.Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equalopportunity employer (AA/ EOE ).Minimum QualificationsCandidates must hold a doctorate in computer science, computerengineering or a closely related field. PhD must be conferred priorto appointment.Preferred QualificationsFor more information, click the “How to Apply” button.
DT: You’re making your debut as interim head coach, are you nervous at all or have any exciting jitters?Coach O: I guess come Thursday I will be a little fired up. I don’t know about nervous though; I will be fired up. DT: Have you planned how the game is going to go on the sidelines?Coach O: I think we are going to have to work it out as we go, but I really think it is going to help having Clay Helton on the sideline managing the offense, and me right there helping him talking about the offense. … I’m really going to be there to encourage, show enthusiasm and keep things going on. DT: Do you remember where to stand as a head coach?Coach O: Oh yeah, right in the middle of everybody. I will be fine. … I feel at home at the Coliseum. I’ve been there since 1998, and I know that it’s going to be a little bit different, but ever since I came to Los Angeles, I’ve felt at home. … I promise you this … I’m going to feel good being a head coach in cardinal and gold. DT: Do you have any kind of speech planned for before Thursday night’s game?Coach O: We’ve been preparing for this all week but come Thursday night when we get in the Coliseum, they’re going to be ready to go, but I’m sure I will have a couple of words to tell ’em. DT: What have you learned about game management and time management since the last time you had to do that as a head coach?Coach O: Make good, sound decisions, not emotional decisions. The last time that I was a head coach [at Ole Miss], I made a couple emotional decisions and it cost me. One time, I went for it on 4th and two when I shouldn’t have, and if I wasn’t as emotional, I would’ve made a better decision and I’ve learned from that. DT: One of the things that Lane [Kiffin] had talked about for the past couple of years was whether he was focusing too much on the offense instead of being a head coach. Is that something you are going to be fighting or thinking about?Coach O: Not really … I’m going to do what I do best … coach toughness, style and energy throughout the whole game with the whole team. … I will be [with] the whole team as much as I can and we are going to give it everything we got. … I plan on coaching the whole team and I’m going to be on the sideline. … Ross Cummins will go with [the defensive line] and him and Clancy [Pendergast] will make the proper adjustments. Though interim head coach Ed Orgeron has coached many games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the spotlight has never truly been on him. That’ll change Thursday night.After practice on Tuesday during the last media session of the week, Daily Trojan staff writer Darian Nourian was there to see what “Coach O” is thinking ahead of his head coaching debut at USC. Follow Darian on Twitter @dariannourian24