Author: Azer Bestavros

We Stand Together…

“All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family” — Mohandas K. Gandhi Dinner & Conversation In uncertain times, resilience comes from deepening our connections to each other. The Hariri Institute invites you to join an informal gathering to show solidarity and build community among students, faculty, staff, and friends of the Institute. When: 5:00PM – 7:00PM, Tuesday, January 31, […]

Research by Hariri Fellows Cited in Argument to Reform Marketing at Harvard Business School

In an article in the Wall Street Journal, entitled “Should Harvard Business School Hit Refresh? Students, Faculty and Alumni Say School Is Behind in Tech”, Mellissa Korn and Lindsay Gellman cite the research work by Hariri Fellows Giorgos Zervas (Questrom/Marketing)  and John Byers (CAS/CS), using a data-driven approach to study the impact of the sharing economy on […]

BU Cloud Computing Initiative Co-sponsors 2015 IEEE Conference on Cloud Engineering

The Hariri Institute’s Cloud Computing Initiative is an official co-sponsors of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Cloud Engineering. Last year, the Institute hosted the 2014 conference which was held at BU. The IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) conference series seeks to provide a high-quality and comprehensive forum, where researchers and practitioners can exchange information on […]

Faculty Positions in Data Science

Given the rapid expansion and evident impact of Data Science, Boston University (BU) is embarking on a three-year plan to strengthen its existing base of talented faculty who conduct research in core data-science fields. Through the Provost’s Data Science Faculty Search initiative, BU will provide positions and funding to recruit six new faculty members, complementing […]

BU Data Science Initiative Takes Off

Launched in the summer of 2014 by University Provost Jean Morrison, Boston University’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) seeks both to leverage BU’s existing strengths and further expand its capacity to compete and lead in the Big Data revolution. Data is the currency of discovery and innovation in almost every scientific and professional endeavor. At BU, […]

Hariri “Storytelling with Data” Event Draws Crowds and Attention

ComputerWorld Editor, Sharon Machlis, commented on the Hariri Institute “Storytelling with Data” talk by Albert Grimes, CIO at the Massachusetts Office of Campaign & Political Finance, in which he discussed how his office handles the flood of political contribution data that comes in shortly before Election Day. The event attracted a large and diverse audience from the College […]

BU Receives NSF Funding to Develop “Smart City” Cloud Platform (Press Release)

Boston University Receives National Science Foundation Funding to Develop “Smart City” Cloud Platform in News Releases September 23rd, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2014 CONTACT:    Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 or (Boston) – Boston University’s Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering today announced it has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop […]

Boston University Secures $10M Frontier Award on Cloud Security

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program announced a $10 million  Frontier award to Boston University’s Modular Approach to Cloud Security (MACS) project. MACS is one of  two new center-scale “Frontier” awards to support large, multi-institution projects that address grand challenges in cybersecurity science and engineering with the potential for broad economic and scientific impact. […]

Boston Globe Cites Goldberg’s Work on Possible NSA Privacy Exploit

The Boston Globe has a front page article in the Business section citing Sharon Goldberg’s work exposing a loophole that could be exploited by NSA to monitor electronic communication by US citizens. A report from researchers at Harvard University and Boston University warns that the National Security Agency could freely monitor the electronic communications of […]