Student Hackathon June 2016 at UB

PLEASE NOTE : This hackathon competition is open to all University at Buffalo students and is not limited to students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences…please feel free to encourage your non-engineering student-friends to participate as well as your engineering student friends !!!


Save the date: 10/11 Jun 2016


Revolutionize the Stadium Experience 



Dear Students,


We are are seeking 100 creative students from across the disciplines for a Hackathon next month on how to “Revolutionize the Stadium Experience”.


  • What will the next generation of stadium hospitality look like, for sports and cultural events?
  • How can we remake the experience to be both revolutionary and convenient for all guests and fans?
  • What innovations would create a truly immersive experience?


The scope of this Hackathon includes everything you would find at a stadium event for sports or entertainment … retail, food and beverage, technology, restaurants, catering, fan and guest engagement, interactive experiences, and amenities.


Sponsor: Delaware North, a Buffalo company that operates more than 50 stadiums and event venues

Date: Check in 4pm on Friday 10 June – Prizes announced 5pm on Saturday 11 June

Location: Davis Hall, UB’s North Campus

BYO: devices and sleeping kit (in case you need a nap)

Provided: great fun, great food, fantastic PRIZES … and a great creative activity to add to your resume!


Please register at :




Winners of the EE poster competition

The winners of the EE poster competition are:


First place:

” High-Efficiency All-Dielectric Metasurfaces for Beam Manipulation in Transmission Mode” presented by Mikhail I. Shalaev (Advisor: Natalia Litchinitser)


Second place:

“UB-ANC Emulator: An Emulation Framework for Multi-Agent Drone Networks” presented by Jalil Modares (Advisor: Nicholas Mastronarde)


Third place:

“TeraSim: A Network simulator for TeraHertz band Communication Networks” presented by Zahed Hossain (Advisor: Josep Jornet)


Honorable mention:

“Evaluating Chromia as a Novel Gate Dielectric for Post-CMOS Spintronics” presented by Chun Pui Kwan (Advisor: Jonathan Bird)


Congratulations to all winners! Mikhail Shalaev and Jalil Modares will represent EE for the SEAS poster competition on April 7th.


EE Department poster competition

. The competition was held on March 30th, Wednesday, 1-4 PM, in the Atrium (south side) on the 2nd floor of Davis Hall.

The best two posters from the EE competition will represent the Department in the SEAS competition on April 7th, as part of the Career Perspectives and Networking Conference.


Here are some of the posters and presenters:-


Chang Liu with his work on SPR systems with Chenyu Li ( EEGSA president on the right)


Nimai Shanker , excited about his poster presentation in the competition


Han Zhao with his research work


Sameerah Desnavi, a PhD candidate with her research work in photonics


Xiang Zheng, PhD candidate in EE with his poster


Matin Meskin, a PhD candidate with his research work done in collaboration with Buffalo State College


Chicheng Ma with his presentation


Luke Zakrajsek with his work on Nanoantenna arrays.