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Hariri Institute for Computing Founding Director Azer Bestavros Mentioned in an Article About the Marriott Hotels Security Breach

Recently Marriott Hotels experienced a data breach of 500 million accounts. This news was covered in a BU Research magazine article (December 5, 2018) where Hariri Institute for Computing Founding Director Azer Bestavros was interviewed. “We are in a [cyber] arms race right now,” he stated. “Hackers are becoming more sophisticated against an industry that […]

RISCS Co-Director, Mayank Varia’s Article “A Roadmap for Exceptional Access Research” Featured in Lawfare Magazine

The debate of encryption systems that provide End-to-End (E2E) protection versus the viability of Exceptional Access (EA) encryption systems is highlighted in this article in Lawfare magazine on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, written by BU Hariri Institute for Computing Faculty Fellow and RISCS Co-Director Mayank Varia. The article focuses on the recurring “crypto war” between […]

Red Hat Colloquium: “Software-Configured Compute Environments”, Ulrich Drepper (Red Hat)

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM refreshments & networking at 11:30 AM Hariri Institute for Computing 111 Cummington Mall, Room 180 Ulrich Drepper Engineer, Office of the CTO at Red Hat   Software-Configured Compute Environments Abstract: Hardware and software environments are designed as a compromise between many different requirements. This sacrifices performance, among other aspects, while […]

Red Hat Colloquium: “Chameleon: New Capabilities for Experimental Computer Science”, Kate Keahey (University of Chicago)

Thursday, November 8th, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM refreshments & networking at 11:30 AM Hariri Institute for Computing 111 Cummington Mall, Room 180 Kate Keahey Senior Fellow Computation Institute, University of Chicago   Chameleon: New Capabilities for Experimental Computer Science Abstract: Computer Science experimental testbeds allow investigators to explore a broad range of different state-of-the-art hardware options, assess scalability […]

“Family Planning Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Experimental Evidence from Malawi, India, and Sri Lanka”, Mahesh Karra (Global Development Policy)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Refreshments & networking at 2:45 PM Hariri Institute for Computing 111 Cummington Mall, Room 180   Meet Our Fellows/Junior Faculty Fellow Presentation Mahesh Karra Junior Faculty Fellow, Hariri Institute for Computing Assistant Professor, Global Development Policy (Pardee)   Family Planning Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Experimental […]

Red Hat Colloquium: “Why consider a career as an SRE?”, Mike Saparov (Red Hat)

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM refreshments & networking at 11:30 AM Hariri Institute for Computing 111 Cummington Mall, Room 180 Mike Saparov Red Hat Service Reliability Team Why consider a career as an SRE? Abstract: What do SREs actually do? And why do they get paid so much? :) Service Reliability Engineering (SRE) team […]

Red Hat Colloquium: “Networking as a First-Class Cloud Resource”, Rodrigo Fonseca (Brown University)

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM refreshments & networking at 11:30 AM Hariri Institute for Computing 111 Cummington Mall, Room 180 Rodrigo Fonseca Computer Science, Brown University Networking as a First-Class Cloud Resource Abstract: Tenants in a cloud can specify, and are generally charged by, resources such as CPU, storage, and memory. There are dozens of […]

Kolachalama Pushes for Machine Learning to be Integrated into Medical Education

Hariri-funded researcher and Institute Faculty Fellow  Vijaya B. Kolachalama argues that educating medical students with machine learning techniques will allow them to keep up with a rapidly developing technology-integrated healthcare sector in his recently published article on Nature Research Journal. Kolachalama, who teaches an introductory machine learning course within the Graduate Medical Sciences program at Boston University […]