BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The University at Buffalo is hiring, thanks to $4.5 million in grants.

The State University of New York's flagship campus said Tuesday it's recruiting top scholars and researchers in three specialty fields: robotics, systems pharmacology and X-ray laser technology.

UB says it's received three grants from SUNY's Empire Innovation Program, which helps institutions recruit senior faculty members with proven track records.

The bulk of the funding, $3 million, will go toward adding faculty researchers in artificial intelligence and robotics who will support UB's work in areas including self-driving cars and cybersecurity.

UB will make other hires at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and in a research consortium funded by the National Science Foundation that's focused on X-ray laser science.