After a competitive selection process, the DHI is pleased to announce that 11 research teams will receive funding on projects ranging from remote monitoring for home-based physical therapy to a mobile application for drug overdose prevention.
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As the modern internet continues to grow with a fluidity that overlooks geopolitical borders, more and more attention is being paid to government surveillance tactics. Hariri Institute Fellow and Boston University associate professor of computer science Sharon Goldberg tackles this evolving challenge in her white paper, “Surveillance without Borders: The ‘Traffic Shaping’ Loophole and Why It Matters,” published through The Century Foundation (TCF).
Of the 21 Charles River Campus faculty who recently received promotions, three are affiliates of the Hariri Institute for Computing. Taylor Boas (Political Science, CAS) and Jacob Groshek (Emerging Media Studies, COM) have both been promoted to the rank of associate professor, while Betty Anderson (History, CAS) earned full professor status.
Computer Science professor Leo Reyzin has won Best Paper at the Eurocrypt 2017 conference for his paper “Scrypt is Maximally Memory-Hard.” The paper, which was written by Reyzin and Joël Alwen, Binyi Chen, Krzysztof Pietrzak, and Stefano Tessaro, discusses their work on memory-hard function.
In addition to David Boas, faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, Sargent College, and the College of Engineering will join the center. Director of the Photonics Center, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and a member of the Steering Committee for the Hariri Institute, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, will be among the founding faculty members.
Following the March 2017 launch of the Boston University Data Science Faculty Fellows program and call for nominations, Provost Jean Morrison has announced the program’s inaugural fellows, John Byers, Professor of Computer Science, and Ahmed Ghappour, Associate Professor of Law (joining BU in fall 2017).
Junior Faculty Fellow Dan Li, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environment, is paving the way for study on urban heat islands as important indicators of climate change. As BU Today reports, Li, along with undergraduate Yaofeng Gu (CAS ’17), a student in the Undergraduate Research Opporunities Program (UROP), are testing a new system that will include urban areas in climate change.
The Hariri Institute is pleased to host a student poster session Friday, May 5th from 3-5PM. The event will feature projects completed by students enrolled in the spring iteration of CS 506 (ENG 500), taught by Evimaria Terzi, Associate Professor of Computer Science.
Hariri Institute Founding Director, Azer Bestavros, has been appointed a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, the highest recognition that BU bestows on faculty members. Bestavros and fellow appointee, Bonnie Costello (Professor of English, CAS), join 11 other BU faculty members who hold this title. The honor is a testament to Bestavros’ service to the University through his many teaching, research, and scholarship achievements.
Research Scientist and Co-Director of the Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS), Mayank Varia, has been awarded “Best Talk” at the University of Bristol’s Theory and Practice of Multi-Party Computation Workshops. The workshop took place April 3rd-7th at the University of Bristol’s campus in Bristol, England. Varia’s talk, “Design and Deployment of Usable, Scalable, MPC” focused on his work with Hariri Institute faculty and partners at UMass to develop a multi-party computing (MPC) platform that aggregates data input by Boston employers and looks at the pay-gap between their female and male employees.