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Diverse, Relevant & Publicly Engaged Research

From advancing weather forecasting to using AI to predict tumor growth, researchers at the University at Albany are tackling some of society’s biggest challenges. 

The Division is committed to advancing research and scholarship, while training the next generation of scientists — including individuals from underrepresented groups, who make up over 40% of our student body. These efforts place UAlbany at 38th on U.S News & World Report's national social mobility rankings for 2022-23.

The University's total research and development expenditures, investment in graduate scholarships and the number of scientists working on cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art facilities ensures UAlbany’s place among the top-tier Carnegie Research-1 institutions. We are excited to further expand our research capabilities by reunifying UAlbany and CNSE.


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Research Highlights


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Health Sciences

UAlbany researchers at the RNA Institute are fighting muscular dystrophy with a $2.5M NIH grant, studying gum disease with a $2.3M NIH grant and won an NSF award for COVID-19 research. The Cancer Research Center has been awarded a $1.7M grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the role of nutrition in breast cancer. And the School of Public Health's decades-long partnership with the New York State Department of Health fosters collaborative, much needed research that benefits local communities.

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Climate Sciences

New York’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation invests $1M annually in the Center of Excellence in Weather and Climate Analytics. The Center and the University partners with industry leaders, including IBM, National Grid and Con Edison, to address extreme weather’s effects on transportation systems. With the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center and NYS Mesonet, UAlbany is home to one of the largest and most prominent coalitions of atmospheric science experts in the country.

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Emergency Preparedness & Cybersecurity

The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity is focused on protecting the nation. Since 2020, the U.S. Department of State has awarded $2.1M to our researchers, who are helping government and industry leaders improve their preparation and response to threats involving WMDs. Our researchers co-lead the $1.5M Virtual Institute of Cyber Operation and Research funded by U.S. Department of Defense.

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Artificial Intelligence

The Albany AI Supercomputing Initiative delivers the high-speed computational power needed to design and test the latest generation of microchips, new AI algorithms and machine-learning systems. With the support of a $75 million investment from New York State, UAlbany is significantly expanding the state's artificial intelligence supercomputing resources for STEM, arts and humanities teaching and research.

Research News


30 Years of Transforming Government through Innovation

For three decades, the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany (CTG UAlbany) has been working with governments worldwide to transform public services through advances in technology, policy and management.

2023 Malka and Eitan Evan Annual Yom Ha-Shoah Lecture w/ Dr. Mikhal Dekel - Mon. 4/24 at 7PM, UAlbany Campus Center Boardroom

Our speaker, Dr. Mikhal Dekel, will present on The Tehran Children: To Whom Does History Belong? Mikhal Dekel is Professor of English and Director of the Rifkind Center for Humanities and the Arts at the CUNY Graduate Center and the City College of New York. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation and the Lady Davis Foundation, among others. She is the author of Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugees Odyssey (W. W. Norton, 2019); Oedipus in Kishinev (Bialik Institute, 2014); and The Universal Jew: Masculinity, Modernity, and the Zionist Moment (Northwestern University Press, 2011). Her articles, translations, and blogs have appeared in Foreign Policy, Journal of Comparative Literature, English Literary History, Jewish Social Studies, Callaloo, Shofar, Guernica, and Cambridge Literary Review among others. In her lecture, Dr. Dekel will tell the story of her father and the odyssey from Poland to Iran at the core of his childhood—an experience which he never talked about, though it informed every aspect of his being. His wartime odyssey was also part of a larger chapter in the history of World War II, that of a quarter million Polish-Jewish refugees in Central Asia and the Middle East. The fact that most Polish Jews who survived the war had followed this path has been until now virtually unknown. Refreshments will be served. Parking will be available in the Dutch Student Lot: please advise us of any special mobility issues. For an interactive map with directions, go to www.albany.edu/map Contacts: 518-442-5300 and [email protected] The lecture is sponsored through the generosity and support of Malka and Eitan Evan.

2023 History Dept. Annual Fossieck Lecture w/ Prof. Chris Parsons

Save the Date (Monday, April 10, 3-4:20 p.m.) for the History Department’s annual Fossieck Lecture. We welcome Prof. Chris Parsons from Northeastern University, who will be discussing his current research, which traces the spread of smallpox and other European illnesses in the northeast (New France, New England, and New Netherland) in the 17th and 18th centuries in order to understand how epidemic disease shaped colonial encounters and imperial rivalries. Specifically, he’ll be talking about the small pox epidemic of 1721. (See the attached flier.) If you’re interested in how people navigated past epidemics to understand our present predicament, this is the lecture for you. Please let me know if you have any questions.

UAlbany Symposium Showcases High School Science Researchers Statewide

The University hosted more than 450 science research students and teachers for the 38th annual Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Symposium earlier this month.

The Graduate School Hosts 5th Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition

The Graduate School's 5th annual Three Minute Thesis competition featured student research on wide-ranging topics — from forest-saving forensics and a local invasive insect to social media hashtags and student mental health.


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