BU Computer Science welcomes new faculty

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September 1st, 2016

The Department of Computer Science proudly welcomes our newest faculty members

This accomplished group has been hired as part of Boston University’s overall plan to increase the Computer Science faculty size by 50% within a five-year time frame.

Dr. Alina Ene

CASCOSCIAlina earned her PhD in 2013 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She focuses on approximation algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems and submodular function optimization, and their applications to machine learning. Prior to joining BU, she was an assistant professor at the University of Warwick, a faculty fellow at the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science, and a postdoc at Princeton University.

Dr. Lorenzo Orecchia

Orecchia 263x397Lorenzo earned his PhD in 2011 from the University of California at Berkeley. He focuses on the design and analysis of algorithms arising in a variety of applications, including machine learning and numerical analysis. His work leverages mathematical techniques from a broad spectrum of areas to break long-standing computational barriers. Before joining BU, Lorenzo was most recently an applied math instructor at MIT.

Dr. Kate Saenko

CASCOSCIKate earned her PhD in 2009 from MIT. She focuses on machine learning, applied to computer vision and natural language processing. Most recently, she has focused on learning for joint vision and language understanding, and transfer of learning across domains. Before joining BU, Kate was an assistant professor at UMass Lowell, and, prior to that, she held postdoctoral fellowships at UC Berkeley and Harvard.

Dr. Charalampos (Babis) Tsourakakis

CASCOSCIBabis earned his PhD in 2013 from Carnegie Mellon University. He focuses on foundations of data science, with particular emphasis on fast algorithms and data mining for problems involving massive network datasets, with applications in biological, social, technological, and web networks. Before joining BU, he held postdoctoral fellowships at Brown and Harvard. He is spending Fall 2016 at Google Research.