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Cassandras, Paschalidis Lend Smart Cities Knowledge to Special Issue of Proceedings of the IEEE

Professor Christos Cassandras (ECE, SE) was invited to be one of three guest editors on the April 2018 issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE on smart cities; he also co-authored one of the papers along with Professor Ioannis Paschalidis (ECE, BME, SE), who co-authored two. More

Institute-incubated Research Leveraged for Major Google Research Award

The following article was published on the Hariri Institute's website on Friday, March 16th, 2018. To see the complete list of 2017 award recipients, please visit Research at Google. What began as a small, Hariri Institute seed-funded research project to explore new methods for analyzing social media data has grown into a Google-sponsored, More

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The Problem with Cooking with (Fracked) Gas

Phillips (affiliated SE professor) and a team of researchers from several universities and nonprofits are finding out, and they are concerned. Of the 108 volatile organic compounds, or substances that easily become vapors or gases, found in gas from four Massachusetts municipalities tested, 27 are chemicals that are considered hazardous by federal Clean Air Act standards, and 12 are suspected carcinogens. More

Behind BU Bold: MechE’s Role in the Climate Action Plan

For BUMechE professor Michael Gevelber, the Climate Action Plan has been a project 10 years in the making. By Shruti Bhiwandiwala   Prof. Gevelber (ME, MSE, SE) who offered energy audit courses for five years starting in 2008, worked with a team of students in Spring 2017 to formulate the research that would... More

New Study Offers Hope for Urban Commuters: A new paper by faculty and student researchers from BU College of Engineering could dramatically ease commuter frustration.

By Maureen Stanton Frustration. Rage. Anxiety. These are just some of the adjectives people use to describe their emotional state when driving the streets of Boston, the sixth-most-gridlock-plagued urban area in the country, according to a WBUR survey. Boston is not alone in dealing with ever-growing commuter frustration, cost, and environmental strain associated with traffic... More

CISE Seed Awards for Innovative New Collaborations

The Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) is soliciting research proposals for funding graduate student research aimed at enabling new innovative collaborations involving CISE faculty. The goal of this CISE seed award program is to help broaden the research of CISE faculty and support the development of new research... More

Team of Researchers Awarded $1M Department of Energy Contract

A team of College of Engineering researchers has won a $1 million contract from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop COSSY (Computational Occupancy Sensing SYstem), a system of sensors that can estimate the number of people in a room and adjust air flow in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) appropriately, with the goal of saving energy. More