[Return to Nexus Newsletter] The Hariri Institute for Computing at Boston University is pleased to announce its seventh cohort of Junior Faculty Fellows. They are: Alina Ene, Assistant Professor, Computer Science (CAS) Helen Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Biostatistics (SPH) Maxwell Palmer, Assistant Professor, Political Science (CAS) Daniel Sussman, Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Statistics (CAS) Stephen Terry, […]
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.”
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.
The Hariri Institute for Computing recently welcomed three new staff members, after having spent several months to restructure the administrative arm of the Institute in support of the Hariri community.
If you go inside Hariri Institute for Computing at 111 Cummington Mall, a slightly low-profile street on the east campus of Boston University, quite frequently you will find a group of young people exchanging ideas and discussing progress of their projects on a 72-inch screen in a conference room with glass walls.
When Dino Christenson gets to his Bay State Road office each morning, he starts his day with a quintessential New England view on one of the most beautiful streets in Boston. Christenson joined BU in the fall of 2010 as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science.
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.
Two of the 16 faculty recently promoted to the rank of full professor on the Charles River Campus are closely connected to the Hariri Institute and have been supported through the Hariri Research Awards and Junior Faculty Fellows programs. Prakash Ishwar, professor of electrical and computer engineering and systems engineering in the College of Engineering has received full professor status, as well as Richard West, professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Ziba Cranmer joined the Hariri Institute for Computing in December, 2016 as the Director for a newly created initiative, BU Spark. BU Spark is an exciting venture that will create a supportive community for student-centered entrepreneurship in computing as well as a suite of programs, activities, resources, and networks to help and empower students to pursue next-stage development of their ideas, concepts, and creations for innovative computing and data-driven technology.Coming up on her one month anniversary at BU, she shared her insights on where BU Spark is headed and what to look forward to this semester.