Digital Scholarship @ UB: Resources on Campus
Workshops and Events
Library Resources for Digital Scholarship
Lockwood Library's Digital Scholarship Studio & Network:
University Libraries' Digital Collections
University Libraries' Special Collections
Other Resources at UB
Founded in 2005, the UB Humanities Institute (HI) has provided a forum for conversations among humanists of all disciplines. Every event HI sponsors is interdisciplinary by design and free and open to the public. Conferences and symposia bring internationally renowned scholars to Buffalo to discuss crucial topics from multiple perspectives. HI connects the campus to the city through its signature Scholars@Hallwalls lecture series, held in Buffalo on select Fridays at the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. And the annual Buffalo Humanities Festival brings together cutting-edge humanities researchers with the general public in a fun and festive setting.
The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) partners with university deans and faculty to positively impact student learning outcomes through the art of teaching and the science of learning. Their Faculty Collaboration Studio (6 Norton Hall) is designed as the university’s innovative pedagogical research and teaching experimentation hub and provides faculty with a dedicated space to create, share, design and experiment with innovative models and learning designs. CEI's Pedagogy and Educational Technology Showcase series highlights faculty who have integrated pedagogical and educational technology innovations into their curriculum.
The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) at UB was founded in 1988 as a National Science Foundation center for research in geographic information and its related technologies. The current research strengths at NCGIA-Buffalo lie in multiple aspects of GIScience: ontology/semantics, remote sensing, systems science, and spatial statistics, along with the domain expertise of the core GIScience faculty in Earth systems, social and behavioral, and health sciences.
The Center for Computational Research (CCR), located on UB's Downtown Medical Campus, is a supercomputing facility that maintains a high-performance computing environment, high-end visualization laboratories, and support staff with expertise in computing, visualization, and networking. CCR's staff provides a wide range of services, including custom software and GUI interface development, (big) data analytics, scientific programming support, scientific visualization support, and bioinformatics support.
The Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS) was established in 2003 with the mission of advancing the science of biometric technologies for both civilian and homeland security applications by integrating pattern recognition and machine learning algorithms with sensors technology. Dr. Venu Govindaraju, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, is its founding director. CUBS research and development activities in machine learning span two strategic application areas, biometrics and language technologies.
The National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR) was established in 2005 with the goal of advancing the quality of ontological research and development and of establishing tools and measures for ontology evaluation and quality assurance. It provides researchers working in ontology-related areas with specialized support in seeking external funding and in assembling collaborative, interdisciplinary teams both nationally and internationally. It also provides consultant services for ontology projects especially in the defense and security fields and in health care and biomedical informatics.
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) - Tinkering Spaces
Four tinkering spaces and associated resources provide support for engineering students and others at UB. The Digital Manufacturing Lab (118 Bonner Hall) houses a variety of 3D printing / additive manufacturing technologies, software and capabilities for modeling and digital design, and manufacturing and analysis. The Design Studio (416 Bonner Hall) comprises a Reverse Engineering Lab (RevEng Lab) and the Da Vinci Lab. The Electronics Tinkering Laboratory (104C Jarvis Hall) has scheduled hours for students to work on fabrication and tinkering with electronics under guidance from lab supervisors. And the SEAS Engineering Machine Shop (105 and 111 Jarvis Hall) supports experimental research, student clubs and course requirements.