Venu Govindaraju named VP for research and economic development

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Leading computer scientist Venu Govindaraju has been named vice president for research and economic development at the University at Buffalo. His appointment, announced today by UB President Satish K. Tripathi and Provost Charles F. Zukoski, is effective immediately. Govindaraju has served as interim vice president for research and economic development at UB since September 2014. “An internationally renowned expert in machine learning, pattern recognition and biometrics who has made transformative contributions to his field at a global level, Dr. Govindaraju has brought tremendous expertise to this position, as well as a deep and broad-based understanding of our university’s unique strengths, opportunities and challenges as we advance our interdisciplinary research enterprise in the 21st century,” Tripathi said. “His accomplishments in an interim capacity have positioned UB very strongly…


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