Mark Crovella, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science and member of the Hariri Institute Executive Steering Committee was given the Boston University 2014 Innovator of the Year award.
“Professor Crovella is an entrepreneurial scientist, whose inventions have been licensed to two start-up companies,” said Waters. “His accomplishments in the past year include ten peer-reviewed papers published, five patent filings and $30.0 million invested in BU-spinoff Guavus.”
The Boston University Innovator of the Year award highlights translational research at BU by recognizing an entrepreneurial faculty member and the potential for commercialization and/or wider adoption of their inventions. It also encourages faculty to become entrepreneurial while promoting role models who can inspire graduate students to pursue entrepreneurial careers. Past winners are Mark Grinstaff of Biomedical Engineering, Avi Spira of School of Medicine, Jim Collins of Engineering and Ted Moustakas of Engineering.