Category: Recent News

George Kollios and Colleagues Awarded New NSF Grant

We are excited to announce that BU CS Professor George Kollios, along with colleagues Kobbi Nissim (Georgetown), and Elaine Shi and Rafael Pass (Cornell), have been awarded a $900,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) titled SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: Rethinking Access Pattern Privacy: From Theory to Practice.

BU Team Awarded $1,000,000 NSF Grant to Analyze Public Communication

We are excited to announce that BU Researchers have been awarded $1,000,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their proposal titled BIGDATA: IA: Multiplatform, Multilingual, and Multimodal Tools for Analyzing Public Communication in over 100 Languages. The interdisciplinary group is led by BU CS Professor Margrit Betke, and includes Derry Wijaya (BU CS Assistant Professor), […]

Red Hat hosts 32 BU interns at the cutting edge

From BU Today – As a computer science major, Chloe Kaubisch was already looking for a tech internship last November when an opportunity surfaced at the Boston office of Red Hat. She knew the fast-growing company was the leading provider of open-source enterprise software, but what sealed it for her was the chance to work on ChRIS Research […]

Stan Sclaroff Named Interim Dean of Arts & Sciences

From BU Today – Stan Sclaroff, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of computer science, has been appointed dean ad interim of Arts & Sciences for the current academic year. A leading scholar in computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning, he replaces Ann Cudd, who stepped down as dean July 31 to become provost of the University of […]

Professor Emily Whiting awarded new NSF award

On Friday, July 27th, NSF awarded Professor Emily Whiting a new grant. This new NSF grant will support new research on “Computational Joinery,” collaborative with Robotics Professors at Dartmouth College and SUNY at Albany. The project will develop theory, techniques, and mechanical designs needed for robots to rapidly build large, rigid structures from blocks that […]

Congratulations BU CS Class of 2018!

On Friday May 18 the Department of Computer Science welcomed nearly a thousand guests, friends, and family members to our commencement exercises to celebrate our 150+ students graduating with a degree in Computer Science. The ceremony was the largest ever in the Department’s history! The ceremony included an inspiring student address from Kylie Moses (CAS’18): […]

New Paper on Cryptocurrency and Security from Prof. Goldberg

A new paper from Associate Professor Sharon Goldberg, PhD student Ethan Heilman, and University of Pittsburgh researcher Yuval Marcus discusses eclipse attacks on blockchains, how these attacks are carried out on the Ethereum network, and what steps should be taken to guard against such attacks. The paper, entitled “Low-Resource Eclipse Attacks on Ethereum’s Peer-to-Peer Network,” has received […]