Category: Institute News

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HIC’s Varia Appears on Infosec Video Podcast

Mayank Varia, a BU cryptography researcher and co-director of the Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security, earlier this month served as a guest on the Business Security Weekly video podcast, which is part of a podcast network covering news and issues of interest to information security researchers and professionals. In the episode, Varia […]

Red Hat Teams Up with Boston Children’s Hospital, UNICEF

Red Hat lends a hand with researching imaging data from MRIs through the Mass Open Cloud for the Boston Children’s Hospital, working with images stripped of identification. Red Hat Engineering Director and BU Research partnership leader Hugh Brock, however, believes that finding solutions that allow research to work with private data is going to be vital to the future of […]

Institute Hosts Department of Microbiology Summer School and Symposium

The Hariri Institute was pleased to host and co-sponsor the BU Department of Microbiology summer school and symposium for the Computational Immunology of B cells from June 11 through 14. Directed by Tom Kepler, professor of microbiology and director of the BU Immunology Training Program, the course featured faculty and symposium speakers from across the U.S. who are […]

More than 60 convene at BU for differential privacy, multi-party computation workshop

The Differential Privacy Meets Multi-Party Computation (DPMPC) Workshop brought together over 60 attendees from 13 different universities and sparked groundbreaking discussion about differential privacy and multi-party computing. Organized by Ran Canetti, professor of computer science & director of the Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security, and Shafi Goldwasser, RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and […]

Varia Co-Authors ‘Lawfare’ Article Calling for Truce in Crypto-Wars

In a piece published in the national security blog Lawfare, BU cryptography researcher Mayank Varia makes the case for a “crypto-armistice” between the government and the technology community as a way to both repair a fractious relationship and increase the likelihood that a viable long-term solution to the privacy versus security debate can be cooperatively […]

Institute Co-Sponsors BU Data + Narrative Workshop

Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 8, 2018 The Data+Narrative Storytelling Workshops at Boston University provide ground-breaking training positions for speakers to engage attendees through powerful data-driven stories. Embarking on it’s fifth successful year training students and professionals from all disciplines, the workshop continues to offer the Digital Badge certification program in Data+Narrative skills. The certification is an […]

Institute Junior Faculty Fellows, Research Awardees and AIR Core member Receive Tenure

The institute is pleased to announce that Junior Faculty Fellow Cara Stepp, Hariri Research Awardees Marié Abe and Joanna Davidson and AI Research Initiative Core Faculty member Kate Saenko are 4 of 24 faculty members on the Charles River Campus promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. Ranging from fields such as social and health sciences, information systems, musicology, mathematics, marketing, […]