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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

Armed With $12 Million, Researchers Aim for Early Detection of Lung Cancer: Avrum Spira Leads Stand Up to Cancer Dream Team

MED’s Avrum Spira, a pulmonary physician scientist who has devoted his career to research on early detection of lung cancer, leads a Stand Up to Cancer lung cancer interception dream team. Photo by Cydney Scott By Sara Rimer Can lung cancer, rarely diagnosed until it’s in an advanced and deadly stage, be... More