Research Report 2012-2013


From studies that inform evidence-based medicine to investigations that help explain the dynamics of storms, research at the University at Albany has a wide-ranging impact.

This report highlights how UAlbany research enhances the welfare of both local communities and distant nations. You’ll learn about outstanding faculty members who are leading the way through innovation, creativity and discovery. UAlbany investigators are addressing the ever-growing threat of cybercrime and developing new methods for solving crimes. Across disciplines, researchers are studying how to manage and best use the massive amounts of digital data now available.

Faculty are putting their expertise to work around the globe assisting governments in controlling trade of goods and technologies related to weapons of mass destruction. And closer to home, UAlbany scientists are working with and seeking partners to put their discoveries and innovations to work for the greater good.

These are some of the ways in which the University at Albany is making a real difference for society today.

President Jones and Vice President Dias



  • Aging

    With funding from the New York Capital Region Research Alliance and inspiration from a White House initiative to advance brain research, UAlbany faculty researchers continue tackling Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Mining Big Data

    Across disciplines at the University at Albany, researchers are studying how to manage and best utilize massive amounts of digital data.

  • Forensics

    Forensics plays a vital role in the criminal justice system and in research underway at the University at Albany.

  • Global Reach

    UAlbany served global populations as atmospheric scientists journeyed to the Andes and Antarctica to study the effects of glacier melt and to enhance global models of climate change.

  • Lance Bosart: A Lifetime of Contributions to Meteorology

    Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Distinguished Professor Lance Bosart is among the world’s most influential synoptic-dynamic meteorologists.

  • Edward Hannan

    Edward Hannan: New York State Cardiac Bypass Reports Improve Survival Rates

    Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus of the School of Public Health Edward L. Hannan is a nationally and internationally acclaimed leader on health care quality and outcomes. Hannan brings evidence-based medicine to practicing clinicians.

  • Entrepreneurship

    Through its research and outreach programs, the University at Albany is leveraging knowledge for the economic benefit and stability of businesses and governments worldwide. 

  • Technology Transfer and Commercialization

    Our mission is to help members of the UAlbany community increase their impact on society by assisting in identifying innovations emerging from their research, teaching and service activities that could have broader societal impact

  • Creative Arts & Scholarship

    The University at Albany deeply values the creative and scholarly achievements of its faculty in the arts and humanities.

  • Data Bank

    Financial Expenditure and Cost Data