Dennis Fedorishin

Dennis Fedorishin is a computer science PhD candidate at the University at Buffalo. In collaboration with ACV Auctions and the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS), Dennis is focusing his PhD on artificial intelligence (AI) research, focusing on sound event detection and audio processing. In 2019 during his undergraduate career, Dennis was awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious national award given to undergraduates in natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Two years later, he was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

As a member of the Sensors and Micro-Actuators Learning Lab and CUBS, Dennis’ undergraduate research focused on the use of AI for biometric security applications. His research resulted in four publications to top-tier conferences and journals. Dennis is heavily involved in the local community. He has volunteered as a teacher with the Westminster Charter School for multiple years, helping inspire young students to pursue STEM fields. In addition, he is active within the university, serving as a mentor for multiple clubs and students. Dennis enhanced his technical skills through internships with local startup companies, namely PostProcess Technologies and ACV Auctions. After his summer with ACV Auctions, he joined their research and development lab, ACV Labs, and is currently using his expertise in AI to solve open issues in the automotive field. Dennis aspires to use his PhD to uncover new areas of AI and computer vision, while creating business around it to help contribute to the betterment of the Western New York region.