News & Events

New CS students turn out in force!

By Christopher R Devits
September 16th, 2016 in Recent News.

This past Thursday evening we held our kick-off event for new CS majors and minors to usher in the new academic year. Over 80 students joined us to hear presentations from Professor Wayne Snyder, and representatives from all of our student groups. Those who attended heard from BUILDS, Women in Computer Science, More

TumbleBit – New Paper Designs Anonymous Bitcoin Payment System

By Christopher R Devits
September 8th, 2016 in Recent News.

Professor Sharon Goldberg, Computer Science Students, and Researchers Design Anonymous Bitcoin Payment System One reason for Bitcoin’s initial popularity was the perception of anonymity. Today, however, a vibrant blockchain surveillance industry has demonstrated weaknesses in Bitcoin’s anonymity properties.  A new market of anonymity-enhancing services has therefore emerged, promising to mix bitcoins... More

Professor Betke receives new NSF Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies grant

By Christopher R Devits
September 6th, 2016 in Recent News.

Computer Science Professors Margrit Betke (PI) and Stan Sclaroff (Co-PI) were recently awarded a grant from the Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies Program at the National Science Foundation.  The program aims at advancing how people learn in technology-rich environments.   The NSF project will integrate prior work from two NSF-sponsored projects... More

BU Computer Science welcomes new faculty

By Christopher R Devits
September 1st, 2016 in Recent News.

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 Alina earned her PhD in 2013 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. More

Forbes highlights BU in attracting more women to CS

By Christopher R Devits
July 28th, 2016 in Recent News.

Forbes magazine recently published an article titled "Attracting More Women to Study STEM in a World Full of Geek Dude Stereotypes." Professor Mark Crovella, Chair of BU's Department of Computer Science, is quoted: BU’s computer science department changed the introductory courses to “show students, it’s not just about programs.” This past... More

BU CS Commencement Celebration

By Jacob Harrington
May 17th, 2016 in Recent News.

Congratulations to our 2016 graduating class. Best of luck to you all!

Congratulations to this year’s Graduate Student Award winners

By Christopher R Devits
April 29th, 2016 in Recent News.

On Thursday April 29th the Department of Computer Science, at our end-of-year student party, recognized outstanding graduate students with our Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research Awards. Congratulations to this year's winners!

Highlights from CS 591 Data Science poster presentation

By Christopher R Devits
April 29th, 2016 in Recent News.

Students in CS 591 Data Science with Professor George Kollios closed the semester with poster presentations of their research projects.

BU Students Return from ASC’16 Competition in Wuhan, China

By Christopher R Devits
April 27th, 2016 in Recent News.

BUHPC (Boston University High Performance Computing), a part of BUILDS, competed in the Asian Student Cluster Competition in Wuhan, China this past week. Over 175 teams from all over the world competed in the preliminary rounds of whom 16 teams were invited to the final round. At the competition, teams run scientific... More

CS students and faculty win award at BU Scholar’s Day

By Christopher R Devits
April 25th, 2016 in IVC, Recent News.

We are happy to announce that a team consisting of CS PhD students Sarah Bargal, Shugao Ma, Jianming Zhang, Professor Stan Sclaroff, and Leonid Sigal (Disney Research) has won the Office of Technology Development Award at BU's scholar's day! http://www.bu.edu/provost/graduateresearchsymposium2016/ Congratulations Sarah, Shugao, Jianming, Stan, and Leonid!