Ari Trachtenberg


Associate Chair of Master Programs & Professor (ECE, SE)

Associate Chair of Master Programs & Professor (ECE, SE)

  • Primary Appointment Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Education PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2000
  • Additional Affiliations Division of Systems Engineering
    Center for Information and Systems Engineering
  • Honors and Awards 2002 NSF CAREER Award
    2003 ECE Award for Excellence in Teaching
    2009 BU College of Engineering Innovative Engineering Education Faculty Fellow
    Senior Member, IEEE
    2012-13 Kern Faculty Fellow
    2013 ECE Award for Excellence in Teaching
    2014 Visiting professor, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
    2016 Distinguished Scientist Visitor, Ben Gurion University
  • Classes Taught EK131/132 Introduction to Engineering
    EC327 Introduction to Software Engineering
    EC330 Applied Algorithms for Engineers
    EC504 Advanced Data Structures
    EC521 – Cybersecurity
    EC700 Advanced Special Topics
    EC727 Advanced Coding Theory
  • Areas of Interest Cybersecurity (smartphones, offensive and defensive)
    Networking (security, sensors, localization)
    Algorithms (data synchronization, file edits, file sharing)
    Error-correcting codes (rateless coding, feedback)


Affiliation: Administration & Staff (ECE), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (ECE), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (SE),