WHY DID THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO CHOOSE TO WORK WITH PEEVA?

ASK THE PROFESSORS.

Shambhu Upadhyaya

Shambhu Upadhyaya

Dr. Upadhyaya is Associate Department Chair, Dept. of Computer Science and Eng., UB Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UB and assisted Peeva with the development of our cloud, referent tracking, and EMR components.

1. What did you like about this project?

This project is socially relevant and it could have an impact on the society we live in.

2. What made you choose to work on it over many others that have been presented to you?

I teach and do research in computer security. This project gives an opportunity to implement some secure authentication methodologies for my group consisting of students who want to gain practical experience.

3. What are your views on the potential of this project?

Pets go missing all the time and it could be very depressing for the pet owners. There is an opportunity for the pet owners to get their pets back securely, provided the missing pets are returned to the shelters. And the reunion can happen very fast.

4. What are your views on Peeva overall? Innovative, contribution to society? solving an epidemic?

If the project is well received, it could solve an epidemic in today's technology-driven society.

5.How important of a role has UB CSE and your team played with respect to this project?

Our students are our asset. I am glad that we were able to provide the deliverable in a timely fashion with the help of some very bright students.

6. Can you elaborate on this being a great opportunity for Ranjan as well as additional hires in the future- albeit interns and future hires. One of the benefits of peeva having the opportunity to work with your department is the degree of legitimacy and credibility it lends to Peeva overall. Any input or elaboration on any of these points will be fantastic.

This project provided Ranjan an opportunity to exercise his programming and design skills. It helped him find a job in the local area. We would like to see more projects of this nature where the students are challenged to develop a product in a tight timeline.

Wenyao XU

Dr. Xu is an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo’s Computer Science and Engineering Department. He overseas a team of PhD’s collaborating with other Peeva researchers. He holds five international and U.S. patents, which all have been commercialized or licensed to several major medical device suppliers in U.S.

1. What did you like about this project?

Peeva system is a fascinating solution to help lost pets, as well as promote pet health management.

2. What made you choose to work on Peeva over many others that have been presented to you?

Peeva is trying to solve a practical challenge of pet lost&found, EHR and life management. If successful, it will immediately impact thousands of thousands of families with pets.

3. What are your views on the potential of this project?

It can promote the pet's health and safety in every family.

4. What are your views on Peeva overall? Innovative, contribution to society? solving an epidemic?

Peeva is developing an innovative product to address a long-trail problem in every family with lovely pet. It will advance multiple fields and may even generate new markets.

5.How important of a role has UB CSE and your team played with respect to this project?

The CSE team developed a secure and user-friendly pet health data and information intrievial tools. It essentially advances the Peeva system.

6. Can you elaborate on this being a great opportunity for Ranjan as well as additional hires in the future- albeit interns and future hires. One of the benefits of peeva having the opportunity to work with your department is the degree of legitimacy and credibility it lends to Peeva overall. Any input or elaboration on any of these points will be fantastic.

UB CSE has a long and successful collaboration history with industrial company. However, the collaboration with Peeva is unique and will become a milestone because it is the first time to bridge the gap among pet lost&found, pet unified EHR and advanced health management using a set of modern computer science technologies, such as database, data mining, embedded computing and security.