The Hariri Institute hosted an NSF Visioning Workshop to identify best practices and perceived challenges faced by cities wishing to advance research projects that reach and positively impact communities.
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Sharon Goldberg, a computer science professor and Hariri Institute Faculty Fellow, was named to the 2017 list of “N2Women: Rising Stars in Networking and Communications.”
Since the initiative’s launch in late 2016, BU Spark! Director Ziba Cranmer has worked diligently to gather insight from students and faculty, develop relationships with internal and external partners, and cultivate new opportunities to support student-driven innovation and entrepreneurship in computer science, computer engineering and related disciplines.
Following the March 2017 launch of the Boston University Data Science Faculty Fellows program and call for nominations, Provost Jean Morrison announced the program’s inaugural fellows, John Byers, Professor of Computer Science, and Ahmed Ghappour, Associate Professor of Law (joining BU in fall 2017), this past May. We caught up with John and Ahmed to learn about how they use data science in their research and what they’re looking forward to as the Data Science Faculty Fellows program continues to grow.
As part of its commitment to enriching the student research experience at BU, the Hariri Institute for Computing supports several computer science (CS) courses that provide experiential learning opportunities to students. This past spring more than 200 students showcased their work amongst peers, faculty, and external partners.
More and more, the services and applications we use for communication, security, storage, analytics, and just about every other technological need are based in the cloud. For most users, that’s a vague term meaning “not housed locally.” For the researchers and engineers working with the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) project and Red Hat Collaboratory, both hosted at Boston University, it’s a world of opportunity.
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.
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.
The Hariri Institute for Computing is pleased to announce a new research collaboration between Boston University and the Honda Research Institute (HRI), a Honda R&D subsidiary, that will address these evolving information security needs. Facilitated through the Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security (RISCS), the collaboration brings together BU faculty and students with HRI scientists and engineers around topics of interest that include data privacy, consumer personalization, and user control.