Category: People

Eric Kolaczyk Appointed as the New Director of the Hariri Institute

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Eric Kolaczyk as the new Director of the Boston University Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, beginning on January 15, 2020. A Professor of Math & Statistics, Eric was identified to lead the Institute as its second director since its inception. Eric […]

Francisco Alarcon, BU Computational Artist-in-Residence Was Featured in BU Today

Francisco Alarcon, Boston University’s first computational artist-in-residence and a digital artist was featured in a full-length article in BU Today recently. The article covers how he works with students of the College of Engineering and the College of Fine Arts and that he is a unicorn of sorts that can adeptly change “languages” between talking […]

Stringhini Delivers Wed@Hariri Talk on Weaponized Online Content to a Packed Room

Yesterday, BU Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Hariri Institute for Computing Junior Faculty Fellow, Gianluca Stringhini gave a talk in front of a packed room on his research titled “Computational Methods to Measure and Mitigate Weaponized Online Information.” This talk is part of the Wed@Hariri Talk Series where Hariri Institute Junior Faculty Fellows share their research with the […]

Piotr Nojszewski Reveals Details About Working on RESULT App

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office collaborated with students from BU Spark! and the BU School of Law to develop an app that helps law enforcement recognize labor trafficking. RESULT (Recognize and Evaluate Signs to Uncover Labor Trafficking) is a web-based app that asks a series of questions aimed to identify forced labor and get help for […]

Kate Saenko and Her Team Looks to Create a Robot for Recycling

Kate Saenko is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Boston University. She is also the founder and co-director of the Artificial Intelligence Research (AIR) initiative at the Hariri Institute for Computing. Her research interests include Artificial Intelligence with a specific focus on dataset bias, adaptive machine learning, learning for image and language understanding, and deep learning. […]

Hariri Institute Fellow Douglas Densmore was Cited in Nature Article

Doug Densmore, a Hariri Institute for Computing Fellow and a member of the Steering Committee was quoted in an article in Nature magazine titled “An Operating System for the Biology Lab.” The article focused on technology helping to support early disease detection on the basis of drawing blood. Radix Labs, which is a two-year start-up in Cambridge, MA, developed […]

Wen Li Gives Talk about Electron Dynamics within Earth’s Radiation Belt

Yesterday, Wen Li, BU Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Hariri Institute for Computing Junior Faculty Fellow, gave a talk on her research titled “Quantitative Assessment of Earth’s Radiation Belt Electron Dynamics Using Physics-Based and Machine-Learning Approaches.” This talk is part of the Wed@Hariri Talk Series where Hariri Institute Junior Faculty Fellows share their research with the Hariri Institute and Boston University communities. […]

Hariri Graduate Student Fellows Share Their Research

Last Friday, the Hariri Institute for Computing Graduate Student Fellows cohort shared their research in a “lightning talk” format at the Institute. Each fellow had 3 minutes to talk about their projects and take questions from the audience of faculty, staff and affiliated members of the BU community. Each student was also asked, “If your […]