Noteworthy News and Updates

Institute, MACS, and MOC Co-Sponsor Online Computer Security Competition

By Kaitlin S Barnes
June 23rd, 2016 in Institute News, MOC News.

During the last three weeks of April, over 1,000 teams participated in a multi-round online computer security competition for middle and high school students at Phillips Academy (Andover, MA). Co-sponsored by the Hariri Institute for Computing, Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) project, and Modular Approach to Cloud Security (MACS) project, Phillips... More

CS Students Use Data Mechanics to Solve Urban Problems

By Kaitlin S Barnes
June 17th, 2016 in Institute News.

Computer science and computational thinking provide a variety of tools and techniques for facilitating data collection, delivery, processing, and interpretation in application areas like urban informatics and distributed systems. In a spring 2016 computer science course, Data Mechanics for Pervasive Systems and Urban Applications, CS Lecturer and Hariri Institute Director... More

Faculty Fellow Sharon Goldberg Briefs Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus

By Hariri Institute
June 16th, 2016 in BU News, Institute News, Significant Bits.

University Provost, Jean Morrison, kicked off today's Capitol Hill cybersecurity briefing by framing internet insecurity as a challenge that sits at the intersection of policy, education, and research. The panel, titled "The Other 95%: The Unsecure Internet You Don't Know About," featured panelists Sharon Goldberg, Hariri Faculty Fellow and associate professor of computer... More

Institute Announces 2016 Hariri Graduate Fellows

By Kaitlin S Barnes
June 14th, 2016 in Institute News.

The Hariri Graduate Fellows Program, a new program at the Institute, recognizes outstanding PhD students with the potential to become ambassadors for the entire Boston University computing, computational, and data-driven research community. This honor is given to continuing PhD students who have distinguished themselves during their time at Boston University... More

Institute Announces Seven Hariri Research Awards

By Kaitlin S Barnes
June 10th, 2016 in Institute News.

Through the Hariri Research Awards, the Institute supports a portfolio of ambitious research projects that catalyze interdisciplinary research, each applying computational and data-driven approaches in new ways. By supporting projects in social sciences, humanities, law, business, and medicine – to engineering, computer science, and statistics, the Research Awards advance the Institute’s goal of bringing... More

BUSec Seminar – Prof. Tai Moreshet & Aanchal Malhotra

By Hariri Institute
June 10th, 2016 in Institute News.

Friday, June 10, 2016 12pm -1 pm Location: PHO 339, 8 St Marys St Prof. Tai Moreshet - Spider Goat: Transactional Memory for Security Abstract: Modern Intel CPUs support the detection and resolution of memory conflicts between multiple threads that access the same data: This is called Transactional Synchronisation Extension (TSX). Hardware-supported TSX technology... More

2016 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Award Recipients Announced

By Hariri Institute
June 1st, 2016 in BU News, Institute News.

The Hariri Institute congratulates all of the 2016 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award recipients, especially those funded by the Institute. The Institute recognizes and supports exceptional undergraduates from across the University doing computational research through the UROP Summer Research Awards. This award is granted to individuals using data-driven or computational approaches in... More

Institute Hosts Roundtables on Regional Interests in Big Data and the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub

By Kaitlin S Barnes
May 31st, 2016 in Data Science News, Institute News.

On May 24th, the Hariri Institute hosted Rene Baston, Executive Director of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub, for a day of discussion on big data trends, BU’s role as a national leader in data science research, and opportunities for innovative collaborations and regional initiatives. Two roundtables brought together individuals... More

BUSec Summer Weekly Seminar Series

By Hariri Institute
May 24th, 2016 in BU News, Institute News.

Date: Fridays from 12 - 1 pm (beginning June 3rd) Location: Photonics Center Room 339, 8 St. Mary's Street Sixth Annual Summer Weekly Seminar Series The BU Security Group, sponsored by the Hariri Institute for Computing and Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security (RISCS) is launching a series of seminars every Friday on... More

Gerhard Stock to give May 4 CCS Seminar, “Energy and Signal Flow in Biomolecules”

By Kaitlin S Barnes
May 2nd, 2016 in Institute News.

May 4, 2016 12 noon (with lunch) Physics Research Building, Room 595 3 Cummington Mall Energy and Signal Flow in Biomolecules Professor Gerhard Stock Biomolecular Dynamics, Institute of Physics Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany Abstract: In biomolecules, the transport of heat and vibrational energy occurs within (tens of) picoseconds. The propagation of conformational change in intramolecular signaling, on the... More