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Congratulations to MET CS Alumna Akon Offiong

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

The Department of Computer Science at Boston University’s Metropolitan College would like to congratulate Akon Offiong on earning her Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. Ms. Offiong is a recent graduate from the MS in Computer Information Systems program with a concentration in IT Project Management,

If you have any questions regarding earning your CAPM or PMP please contact Professor Vijay Kanabar at

Fifth Immunoinformatics and Computational Immunology Workshop (ICIW 2014)

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

In conjunction with ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ACM-BCB), September 20-23, 2014, Newport Beach, CA, USA

The main theme of the fifth Immunoinformatics and Computational Immunology Workshop (ICIW 2014) is “Bridging Immunology and Computer Science”. Technical advances in instrumentation, sample processing, immunological assays, and bioinformatics techniques generated large amount of immunological data. The overwhelming quantities and complexity of these data present a challenge for immunologists trying to interpret results, extract useful information, and derive new knowledge. This workshop aims to bring together researchers with expertise in immunoinformatics, computational immunology, and vaccinology, and provide a forum to exchange research ideas and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. The ICIW 2014 invites submission of original papers describing previously unpublished research and development on recent advances in the field of immunoinformatics and computational immunology. All papers will be peer-reviewed and all accepted papers will be included in the proceedings published by ACM digital libraries. Selected papers will be invited to for publication in Journal of Immunological Methods.

For further details please visit:

10th Annual Computer Science and Education in Computer Science Conference (CSECS 2014)

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

July 4 to July 7, 2014, in Albena, Bulgaria.

Call for Papers
All papers are refereed and are published in the Computer Science Education & Computer Science Research Journal: ISSN 1313-8624

The conference welcomes professional abstracts and full papers. This is a refereed conference event. Papers in a wide range of Computer Science research areas ranging from Software Engineering to Information Systems Security are considered for presentation and publication in our proceedings. Computer Science Education topics range from introduction and evaluation of computing programs, curricula, and online courses, to syllabi, laboratories, and teaching and pedagogy.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Theory of computation
  • Information and coding theory
  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Programming language theory
  • Formal methods
  • Concurrent, parallel and distributed systems
  • Databases and information retrieval
  • Applied computer science
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer architecture and engineering
  • Computer graphics and visualization
  • Computer security and cryptography
  • Computational science
  • Computer Security
  • Health Informatics
  • Information science
  • Software engineering
  • Software Project Management
  • Online Education

The conference has historic roots in the Computer Science departments of the three hosting countries, USA, Germany & Bulgaria. The conference has provided an opportunity to collaborate with computer science and IS researchers across the globe. Research results have been disseminated in proceedings and outstanding papers have resulted in journal publications. CSECS students and faculty have contributed new bodies of knowledge to areas such as as cryptography, digital forensics, health informatiques, software project management, online distance education and more.  One outstanding research paper is recognized each year.

The Conference will be held July 4 to July 7, 2014, Bulgaria.  Faculty members, professionals, doctoral students, and graduate (masters) students interested in presenting their research at this conference can submit their abstract and register our new WEB page at .

The paper should represent an original scientific work in the area of computer science and education and should not be published elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed and blind reviewed by three faculty members.

The deadline for the submission of the full paper is May 15th, 2014. Submit paper at: The accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings with ISBN. The authors of the accepted papers will be notified by June 15th 2014.

A limited number of papers will be considered for presentation via video conference otherwise all participants are expected to fly to Conference Locations.

 Program Committee:

  • Tanya Zlateva, Boston University (USA)
  • Lubomir T. Chitkushev, Boston University (USA)
  • Rumen Stainov, University of Applied Sciences Fulda (D)
  • Marin Marinov New Bulgarian University (BG)
  • Peter Peinl, University of Applied Sciences Fulda (D)
  • Klaus Wiegel, on-geo GMBH (D)
  • Anatoly Temkin, Boston University (USA)
  • Ivan Landjev,  New Bulgarian University (BG)
  • Petya Assenova, New Bulgarian University (BG)
  • Vijay Kanabar, Boston University (USA)
  • Rositza Goleva, Technical University Sofia (BG)

Organizing Committee:

  • Prof. Rumen Stainov (D)
  • Prof. Peter Peinl (D)
  • Assoc. Prof. Lubomir T. Chitkushev (USA)
  • Assoc. Prof. Vijay Kanabar (USA)
  • Prof. Ivan Landjev (BG)
  • Assoc. Prof. Petya Asenova (BG)
  • Assoc. Prof. Tanya Zlateva (USA)
  • Assoc. Prof. Marin Marinov (BG)
  • Assoc. Prof. Anatoly Temkin (USA)
  • Assist. Prof. Rositza Goleva (BG).

Please view official conference information at:

U.S. News & World Report 2014 Rankings of Best Online Programs

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Best Online Programs: Graduate Computer Information Technology (U.S. News & World Report)MET’s fully online master’s in Computer Information Systems ranked #2 in the 2014 U.S. News Best Online Program ratings, improving from last year and tying with Virginia Tech just behind the University of Southern California. Read more about the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the Huffington Post.

Professional Development Lectures – Mobile Devices, Security and the Cloud

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Infragard Event

Professor Braude delivers the keynote address at Advances in Computing and Management conference in India

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

MET CS Professor Eric Braude delivered the keynote address, entitled  “Cumulative Subgoal Fulfillment,” at the International Conference on Advances in Computing and Management in Pune, India on January 6, 2012. He also presented at the conference the paper  entitled “A Mashup Framework for Composable Resources in the Presence of Unreliability”, which was co-authored with MET CS part-time faculty Dr. Dino Konstantopoulos.

Article published by Stuart Jacobs

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

IEEE Communications Magazine Nov 2011

Cyber Citizen Forum

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Cyber Citizen Forum

John Day to present invited paper at the Network of the Future conference in Paris

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

MET CS faculty John Day will present the invited paper titled Bounding the router table size in an ISP network using RINA, at the Second International Conference on the Network of the Future, which will take place at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, from November 28-30, 2011. (

John Day’s paper (Bounding the router table size in an ISP network using RINA) presents the benefits of the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA) in addressing one of the biggest problems of today’s Internet – the explosion of the size of the routing tables of Internet core routers,  and is coauthored with Eleni Trouva, Eduard Grasa (i2CAT Foundation, Jordi Girona, Spain); Patsy Phelan, Miguel Ponce de Leon (TSSG, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland); Steve Bunch (TRIA Network Systems, LLC, USA); Ibrahim Matta, Lou Chitkushev (Boston University, USA) and  Louis Pouzin (Eurolinc, France).

Boston University Receives Online Education Award from Sloan Consortium

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Boston University was recently honored with a national award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education from the Sloan Consortium.

The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is an association of institutions of higher education with the mission of improving quality, scale, and breadth of education through online learning. Sloan-C has been presenting awards since 2001. The 2010 award presentation took place on November 4th at the 16th Annual International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, titled The Power of Online Learning: Stimulating New Possibilities in Orlando, FL.

Burks Oakley II, the Chair of the Sloan-C Awards Committee, described the 2010 award winners as demonstrating “exceptional leadership and real success in advancing online education.” In his award letter to Boston University, he stated that “the selection committee felt that Boston University’s online program was exemplary.”

Online programs at Boston University, including the online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, are designed for busy working professionals, while maintaining the utmost academic quality and rigor. Students learn directly from world-class faculty who are experts in the field and also receive unprecedented support from course facilitators, administrators, and staff.

The online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) program offers cutting-edge instruction and features the latest technologies in the marketplace. Students gain both technical and business competencies to aid them in becoming leaders in the IT profession. The innovative curriculum covers a variety of key topics including programming, networking, database management, project management, security, application development, management strategies, and more.

As evident with the recent Sloan-C award, Boston University provides an engaging online learning experience with the credibility that you need in a graduate degree. If you are looking to join the field of information technology or are ready for the next step in your current IT career, contact

To read BU Today’s article about the Sloan-C award and online learning at BU, visit

To read more about the Sloan-C awards, visit