Satish K. Tripathi

Satish K. Tripathi
15th President of the University at Buffalo
Assumed office
18 April 2011
Preceded byJohn B. Simpson
Personal details
SpouseKamlesh Tripathi
ResidenceAmherst, New York
Alma materBanaras Hindu University
University of Toronto
University of Alberta
ProfessionComputer Science

Satish K. Tripathi is an Indian-American computer scientist and academic administrator. He is the president of the University at Buffalo (UB), the flagship of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Previously he served as Provost of University at Buffalo from 2004 to 2011. From 1997-2004, Tripathi served as dean of the Bourns College of Engineering at University of California, Riverside.


Tripathi grew up in India and came to the United States in 1978. He was a faculty member for many years at the University of Maryland where he also served as department chair of the Computer Science department.

During his tenure as UB provost, he secured important partnerships in India. He has made scholarly contributions to the field of computer science and is an author or co-author on more than 200 papers.

He serves as the first international-born president of the University at Buffalo.

Civic and professional involvement

In 2011, Tripathi served as co-chair of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Urban League. Further, Tripathi is a fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Personal life

Tripathi is a resident of Amherst, New York. He and his wife, Kamlesh, have two adult sons, Manish and Aashish.

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