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Cyber Alliance and AI Researchers Adam Smith and Ran Canetti Mentioned in an Article on “Improving AI Fairness”

Earlier this week VentureBeat.com wrote an article entitled “Boston University Researchers Develop Framework to Improve AI Fairness.” In the article, a research paper called, “From Soft Classifiers to Hard Decisions: How Fair Can We Be?” is highlighted for the explanation of how we are trusting AI algorithms to make critical decisions sometimes unfairly. This is especially […]

Martin Awarded NEH Fellowship for Book Project Supported by SAIL

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Cathie Jo Martin, Director of the Center for the Study of Europe at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Professor of Political Science at Boston University a $30,000 fellowship for her work on the influence of literature on British and Danish educational systems […]

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 […]