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Sahar Sharifzadeh, Institute Junior Faculty Fellow, To Give Feb 8, 2017 Meet Our Fellows Talk

Meet Our Fellows/Research Preview:Jonathan Hersh, Hariri Graduate Fellow, Hariri Institute for Computing; PhD candidate, Economics (CAS) Meet Our Fellows/Junior Faculty Fellow Presentation: Large-Scale Computation for Materials Science Sahara Sharifzadeh, Junior Faculty Fellow, Hariri Institute for Computing; Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering (ENG) Last fall, the Hariri Institute for Computing launched a redesigned "Meet Our Fellows" series that will showcase the Institute's 2016 Junior Faculty Fellows as well as the inaugural cohort of Hariri Graduate Student Fellows. Prior to Junior Faculty Fellow presentations, a Graduate Student Fellow will give a 5-minute preview of his or her current research. More

Chris Wright, VP of Red Hat, to Give 1/25 Wed@Hariri Seminar

In collaboration with Boston University’s Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI), the Hariri Institute for Computing will be hosting Chris Wright, Vice President and Chief Technologist of Red Hat, for a Wednesday@Hariri seminar. Wednesday, January 25, 2017; 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, networking and refreshments at 2:45 PM (with reception to follow the talk); Hariri Institute for Computing More

DSI Distinguished Lecture, 1/30 – Han Liu, Princeton University

Han Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University "Nonparametric Graphical Model: Foundation and Trends" We introduce two approaches to graphical modeling for continuous and mixed data, using semiparametric techniques that make weak assumptions compared with the default Gaussian graphical model. More

Institute-Funded Research Team to Develop Next-Generation Body Motion Tracker

How do you develop a state-of-the-art body motion tracker that can help athletes, rehabilitation patients, and even people with disabilities? Bring together a mechanical engineer, computer scientist, and physical therapist/physiologist. That's exactly what Sheryl Grace, associate professor of mechanical engineering (ENG); Richard West, associate professor of computer science (CAS); and Cara Lewis, associate professor at BU’s College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College (SAR) and director of the SAR Human Adaptation Laboratory, are doing. Funded by a Hariri Research Award, the three are developing an “electronic mirror,” a wearable body motion–tracking device that can help wearers get instant, objective feedback on their movements. More