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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

UAlbany's AI Plus 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

 

SUNY Chancellor King Touts UAlbany’s Summer Research Program

A group of students participating in UAlbany's longstanding Summer Research Program met with Chancellor John B. King Jr. on Monday.

CEHC Grad Student Presents on Extreme Heat at National Weather Communication Conference

Bruce Pollock is passionate about improving risk communication around extreme weather events — a topic he spoke about last week to a national audience.

Psychology Researchers Find Collaborative Imagination Increases Social Connection

The ability to imagine is pivotal for human development, driving creativity and problem-solving. It may also influence our relationship with others, according to new research.

New York State Mesonet Opens Lake Placid Weather Station

The new location is the Mesonet network’s highest location in the Adirondacks and the first site to be added in partnership with a private entity.

Andy Berglund Named Inaugural Recipient of the Keith Hynes Endowed Professorship in STEM

The new endowed professorship is designed to support research that is actively seeking answers to many of society’s most pressing challenges.

 

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